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931311 – 9087   Ponometia venustula (Walker, 1865)
Maury Heiman - f. Charles Melton - m.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acontia venustula Walker, 1865
Acontia discoidalis Walker, 1866
Thalpochares fortunata Grote, 1882
Thalpochares perita Grote, 1882
Orobena subcitrinalis Hulst, 1886
Taxonomic Notes: Ponometia venustula: 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.
  • 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 venustula
Ethan Kistler - f.
Ponometia venustula
Arlene Ripley - m.
Ponometia venustula
Robin McLeod - m.
Ponometia venustula
Randy Hardy
Ponometia venustula
- 17mm – Jim Vargo
Ponometia venustula
- 17mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Ponometia venustula
- 17mm – Jim Vargo

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