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Species Ponometia huita - Hodges#9092

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Ponometia
Species huita (Ponometia huita - Hodges#9092)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia huita (Smith, 1903)
Tarachidia huita (Smith, 1903)
Acontia huita Smith, 2903 (1)
Smith (1903) listed the wingspan 15-20. mm
Adapted from The basal half of the forewing is pure white with an angular distal margin. There is a small olive-brown spot on the costa and a large, triangular, olive-brown patch arising from the inner margin. The latter olive-brown patch includes two light gray irregular triangles outlined with a bit of white. The reniform is gray with a white, curved line inside. The fringe is white with indistinct gray patches. FW length 10 mm.
Central and southwestern Texas west to southern Arizona, south-central Mexico.(2)
Print References
Smith, J. B., 1903. New noctuids for 1903, No. 4, with notes on certain described species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society., 29: 213.(1)