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Species Ponometia exigua - Hodges#9115

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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 exigua (Ponometia exigua - Hodges#9115)
Hodges Number
9115
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia exigua (Fabricius, 1793)
Bombyx exigua Fabricius, 1793
Acontia costalis Godman & Salvin, 1889
A. dimidiata - Walker, 1865
Ponometia ochricosta - Herrich-Schäffer, 1868
Monodes citrina - Druce, 1889
Heliodora magnifica - Neumoegen, 1891
* Phylogenetic sequence #931335
Numbers
One of thirty-four species in the genus for America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length about 11 mm.
Identification
Sexually dimorphic species.
Please see photographs comparing male and female pinned adults at The Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles
Range
Texas to Florida.
Also found in Cuba south to Brazil.
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Most records are from April through October; year round in Florida.
Food
Larval host - American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolia) - USDA plant information.
and Waltheria ovata
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 47.(1)
LaFontaine, Donald J; The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3, (1998)(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map and living and pinned adults.
nearctica.com - species page.
The Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles - photographs of both male and female pinned adults
Dalton State - photograph of pinned male/female adults and range listed.
forestryimages.org - photograph of living adult and host plant.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photograph of female pinned adult
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.