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931310 – 9086   Ponometia clausula (Grote, 1883)

© Alice Abela
Similar Species:
  • Ponometia bicolorata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)
  • Ponometia semiflava (Guenée, 1852)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Xanthoptera clausula Grote, 1883
Taxonomic Notes: Ponometia clausula: Formerly placed in the genus Tarachidia, ZooKeys, 39: 1-160.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Grote, A.R., 1883. Some new Noctuidae and notes. Papilio, 2(9,10): 186.
  • Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole, 2010. Review of the New World genera of the subfamily Acontiinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). ZooKeys, 39: 1-160.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole ( - archived page access (go to a year prior to 2020 and select a blue circled date from the calendar).
Ponometia clausula
© Arlene Ripley
Ponometia clausula
© Jillian Cowles
Ponometia clausula
14mm – © Jim Vargo

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