Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia hutsoni (Smith), NEW COMBINATION

Thalpochares hutsoni Smith, 1906, JI. New York Ent. Soc., 14:28.

Diagnosis: Ponometia hutsoni is a small species from the desert regions of western North America. The basic color is white, but heavily covered with patches of brown-gray. In particular there is a comma-shaped brown marking running from the inner margin and ending in a hook just below the reniform. The reniform is a brown oval outlined with black. The terminal line is a series of black dots and dashes accented on its inner side with a white line. The inner half of the fringe is gray brown and the outer half white. The hindwing is heavily infuscated with brown.

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). This species is known from southern California, southern Nevada, and the western half of Arizona.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM


Ponometia hutsoni

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