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Species Tarache areloides - Hodges#9158

Tarache geminocula? - Tarache areloides Tarache geminocula? - Tarache areloides Unknown Moth 4557 - Tarache areloides Moth, lateral - Tarache areloides Moth, dorsal-lateral - Tarache areloides Tarache areli - Tarache areloides Moth, dorsal - Tarache areloides Moth, lateral - Tarache areloides
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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 areloides (Tarache areloides - Hodges#9158)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Per MPG: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia. New species description, Ferris & Lafontine 2009 (1).
Per MPG here: "The Acontia areli group consists of six species, five of which are found in our check list area. They are similar in appearance, but differ in genitalia..."
Bob Patterson notes on his tentative ID here: "... based on the large trapezoidal white spot on costal margin..." For more info see PDF under "Review of the Acontia areli group..." at ZooKeys 9 (2009) Special Issue (1).
Internet References
Info at MPG
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.