Noctuidae - Acontiinae



Spragueia cleta (Druce)

Agrophila cleta Druce, 1889, Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 1:302, pl. 28, fig. 7.

Diagnosis: Spragueia cleta is a distinctive little species. The forewing is orange, but fades to yellow-white broadly along the costa of the wing. The wing has a number of large gray-brown spots outlined with yellow-white including two triangular marks at the base of the wing a large, round spot in the center of the wing, the ovate reniform, an elongate mark in the upper subterminal region, and a triangular mark near the outer angle of the wing. The thorax is orange with a thin, dark gray-brown central line. The abdomen is ringed with yellow-white

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). This cute little species is known from southern Arizona. It has also been collected in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM


Spragueia cleta

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