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Tribe Acontiini

unkn moth - Tarache huachuca Common Spragueia - Hodges#9127 (Spragueia leo) ? - Spragueia leo Ponometia erastrioides on Giant Ragweed - Ponometia erastrioides Spragueia apicalis - Yellow Spragueia Moth - Spragueia apicalis #9096 - Ponometia libedis - Ponometia libedis Spragueia leo - Common Spragueia - Hodges#9127 - Spragueia leo Possible Four-spotted Bird-dropping Moth  - Tarache aprica Spragueia obatra? - Spragueia
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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.