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Species Ponometia altera - Hodges#9107

Conochares altera - Ponometia altera Moth - Ponometia altera Moth - Ponometia altera Bird - Dropping, Tarache, Ponometia, etc.  - Ponometia altera Bird - Dropping, Tarache, Ponometia, etc.  - Ponometia altera Arizona Moth - Ponometia altera Acontiini - Ponometia altera Ponometia altera
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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 altera (Ponometia altera - Hodges#9107)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia altera (Smith, 1903)
Tornacontia altera Smith, 1903
Conochares altera
Craeperia conocharodes Hampson, 1910
* phylogenetic sequence #931333
Wingspan about 21 mm.
West Texas to southern California.
Larvae have been reared on haplopappus (Haplopappus) and goldenbush (Ericameria) (Asteraceae).(1)
Print References
Smith, J. B. 1903. New Noctuids for 1903, no.4, with notes on certain described species. Trans. American Ent. Soc. 29(3): 209
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Nearctica - species page
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - DNA sequenced specimens
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned adult and related species
Works Cited
1.Review of the New World genera of the subfamily Acontiinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole . 2010. ZooKeys 39: 137–160 .