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931319 – 9095   Ponometia erastrioides (Guenée, 1852)
             Small Bird-dropping Moth

© Tom Murray
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acontia erastrioides Guenée, 1852
Taxonomic Notes: Ponometia erastrioides: Formerly placed in the genus Tarachidia, ZooKeys, 39: 1-160.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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 Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole (
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Ponometia erastrioides
© Steve Scott
Ponometia erastrioides
© Steve Walter
Ponometia erastrioides
© Howell Curtis
Ponometia erastrioides
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Ponometia erastrioides
© Ken Childs
Ponometia erastrioides
18mm – © Jim Vargo
Ponometia erastrioides
© Canadian National Collection LG

Ponometia erastrioides
© John G. Franclemont CUIC

Ponometia erastrioides
© John G. Franclemont CUIC

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