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Species Ponometia virginalis - Hodges#9088

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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
Genus Ponometia
Species virginalis (Ponometia virginalis - Hodges#9088)
Hodges Number
9088
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia virginalis (Grote(1), 1881)
Tarache binocula var. virginalis Grote, 1881
Acontia tenuescens Smith, 1902
Phylogenetic sequence # 931312
Numbers
There are 34 described Ponometia species found in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length averages 10 mm.
Identification
Distinguished by the white basal area of the forewing which is tinted yellow.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Eastern Texas to Nebraska, Wyoming and Utah, south to Arizona. (4)
Poole states the southern Florida population may not be Ponometia virginalis. (4)
Season
Adults are most common from April to September. (MPG)
Food
Larval host plant is unknown. (4)
See Also
Ponometia binocula

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Ponometia candefacta worn or pale specimens can be confusing in the Florida populations.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1881. The Canadian Entomologist, 13: 16.
Smith, J.B. 1902, New species of Noctuidae for 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 10: 53.