Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia albitermen (Barnes and McDunnough), NEW COMBINATION

Tarachidia albitermen Barnes and McDunnough, 1916, Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am., 3(1):16, pl. 3, fig. 6.

Diagnosis: Ponometia albitermen is a non-describt, but nevertheless distinctive species. The forewing is dull brown with most of the markings absent. The exceptions are a white subterminal line stretching from the inner angle of the forewing to about one-half the distance to the costa. There is a fine black streak edged below with white reaching from the base of the forewing to the vague subterminal line. The reniform and orbicular marks are absent. The hindwing is a dull straw yellow. Wing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 12 nn,

Distribution: (Based only on material in the USNM). Ponometia albitermen is known from western Texas and southeastern Arizona.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM

Ponometia albitermen

The only species albitermen might be confused with is Ponometia mcdunnoughi. The differences in forewing color should be more than enough to separate the two species,

Similar Species

Ponometia mcdunnoughi