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Species Tarache geminocula - Hodges#9159.2

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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 geminocula (Tarache geminocula - Hodges#9159.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarache geminocula Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931359
Explanation of Names
geminocula referring to the pair of eyespots on the forewing.(1), (2)
There are 34 species of Tarache are found in America north of Mexico.(3)
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 10-11 mm.
♀ 10-12 mm.
The forewing basal area nearly white in males and very pale yellowish in females.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (4)

Arizona and Texas, south to Chihuahua, Mexico.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Riparian canyons, elevations of 4,100-7,400 ft.(1)
Most records of adults are from from June through September. (5), (1)
Life Cycle
See Also
There are five very similar species. Information on distinguishing them can be found on the Moth Photographers Group page here.
Works Cited
1.Review of the Acontia areli group with descriptions of three new species
Clifford Ferris, J. Donald Lafontaine. 2009. ZooKeys 9: 27-46.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.North American Moth Photographers Group