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Pyralidae
800021.00 – 5640   Cacotherapia ponda Dyar, 1907
Distribution Data for Cacotherapia ponda
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Distribution: Type locality: Claremont, CA.
Description/
Field Marks:
Forewing brownish with distinct black transverse lines. See Dyar (1907, 1913). As of 2023, barcoded specimens at BOLD appear to represent misidentifications.
Similar Species:
  • Macrotheca bilinealis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 is found in southeast AZ.
    Alpheias transferens Dyar, 1917, though very different is often confused in collections. It is a smaller grayish moth with a jagged white am. line.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cacotherapia ponda Dyar, 1907
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1907. Descriptions of new American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 53.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1913. A note on Macrothecinae. Insecutor inscitiae menstruus, 1(2): 22.
Cacotherapia ponda
type - LG – Alma Solis

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