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Species Ponometia elegantula - Arizona Bird Dropping Moth - Hodges#9109

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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 elegantula (Arizona Bird Dropping Moth - Hodges#9109)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia elegantula (Harvey, 1876)
Conochares elegantula (Harvey, 1876)
Thalpochares elegantula Harvey, 1876
Tarache semiopaca Grote, 1878
Thalpochares arizonae H. Edwards, 1878
Conochares interruptus Smith, 1905
Conochares rectangula McDunnough, 1943
Phylogenetic sequence # 931334 (1)
Wingspan 18-21 mm. (2)
Harvey (1876) original description as Thalpochares elegantula is online in the print references. (3)
British Columbia to Saskatchewan, to California and Texas. (4), (2), (5), (6)
The main flight period is March to October. (5)
The larval host has not been identified. (7)
See Also
Ponometia acutus
Ponometia elegantula
Print References
Harvey, L.F., 1876. New Californian and Texan moths. The Canadian Entomologist 8(3): 55. (3)