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Tribe Acontiini

Ponometia sp? - Ponometia acutus White moth - Ponometia candefacta Moth - Ponometia acutus Bird - Dropping, Tarache, Ponometia, etc.  - Tarache quadriplaga Mississippi moth Tarache geminocula Texas SE Gulf Coast - Spragueia apicalis - male Arizona Bird Dropping Moth? - Ponometia elegantula
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Classification
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
Explanation of Names
Acontiini from the type genus Acontia (Ochsenheimer), from Greek, acontias, an ancient name of the "dart snake," referring to the moth's quick movements. Acontias is a genus of lance skink. (1)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.