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Species Ponometia cuta - Hodges#9094

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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 cuta (Ponometia cuta - Hodges#9094)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia cuta (Smith, 1905) (1)
Tarachidia cuta (Smith, 1905)
Acontia cuta Smith, 1905 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931318 (3)
Smith (1905) listed a wingspan of 19 mm. (2)
Poole lists a forewing length of one individual 8 mm. (4)
Smith (1905) original description as Acontia cuta is available online to read or PDF. (2)
Poole lists the range to inlude western Texas to southern California and most of northern Mexico. (4)
Holotype from Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona. (2)
The main flight period appears to be April to September. (5)
Poole reports host and immature stages are unknown. (4)
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1905. New Species of Noctuidæ for 1905, No. 3. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 13(4): 211. (2)
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 .
2.New species of Noctuidae for 1905, No. 3
John B Smith. 1905. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 13: 188--211.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.Noctuidae of North America (
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems