Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia albimargo (Barnes and McDunnough)

Tarachidia albimargo Barnes and McDunnough, 1916, Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Amer., 3(1):15, pl. 3, fig. 25.

Diagnosis: Ponometia albimargo is not your usual acontiine. The forewing ground color is yellow-white, but is heaily suffused with brown-black. The antemedial, medial, and postmedial lines are diffuse, but distinct black lines. The outer one-fifth of the wing is free of the dark suffusion and is yellow-white. The hindwing is heavily suffused with dark brown. Forewing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 7 mm.

Distribution: (Based only on material in the USNM). This species is known only from southeastern Texas.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown


Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM

Ponometia albimargo

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