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Species Tarache lucasi - Hodges#9148

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Tarache
Species lucasi (Tarache lucasi - Hodges#9148)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarache lucasi (Smith, 1900)
Acontia lucasi Smith, 1900
Acontia aniluna Smith, 1905
Acontia pima Smith, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 931373
Explanation of Names
Named for Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where it was first collected.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 34 species of the genus Tarache in America north of Mexico. (1)
The forewing length averages 10-12 mm.
Western Texas to southern California. (2)
The adults are most common from June to September. (3)
BugGuide record of larva on mallow.
See Also
Tarache lucasi
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1900. Contributions towards a monograph of the Noctuidae of boreal North America, revision of the species of Acontia Ochs. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 27: 68.
Smith, J.B. 1905. New species of Noctuidae for 1905, No. 3. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 8(4): 209.