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Species Tarache lanceolata - Hodges#9153

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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 lanceolata (Tarache lanceolata - Hodges#9153)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarache lanceolata (Grote, 1879) (1)
Acontia lanceolata Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence #931372.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "lance-shaped," for the "long and narrow primaries."
Wingspan about 20-24 mm.
Forewing length about 11 mm. (2)
Arizona to Texas. (2)
See Also
Compare with Tarache huachuca, T. axendra and T. bilimeki at
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1879. New Noctuids. The Canadian Entomologist 11(10): 198
Holland, W.J., 1915. The moth book. Doubleday, Page & Company. 251, pl.29, f.49 (3)
Works Cited
1.Review of the New World genera of the subfamily Acontiinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole . 2010. ZooKeys 39: 137–160 .
2.Noctuidae of North America (
3.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.