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Species Tarache major - Hodges#9152

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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 major (Tarache major - Hodges#9152)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Described in 1900 by Smith and placed in Acontia
forewing length 13 - 15 mm (1)
Widely distributed in the west but uncommon; from British Columbia east to Utah and Colorado, south to southern California (1)
larval hosts are Freemontodendrom californicum and Sphaeralcea ambigua (1)
See Also
Tarache augustipennis - see discussion of differences at PNW Moths at link below.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.