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Species Tarache terminimaculata - Curve-lined Bird-dropping Moth - Hodges#9145

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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 terminimaculata (Curve-lined Bird-dropping Moth - Hodges#9145)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarache terminimaculata (Grote, 1873) (1)
Acontia terminimaculata Grote, 1873
syn. Tarache pulchella (Grote, 1874)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931351 (2)
There are 34 described Tarache species found in America north of Mexico.(2)
Forewing length about 12 mm. (3)
The description of Tarache terminimaculata Grote, is available online at the link in the print references below, and at
Sexually dimorphic.
♂ hindwing is yellowish brown
♀ hindwing is dark brown
Ontario to Florida, and west to eastern Texas. (4), (3), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most often reported from May to August. (3),
Heppner reports February to September in Florida. (6)
Larval host is basswood, (Tilia sp). (Tiliaceae). (6)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1873. Descriptions of Noctuidae principally from California. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science. 1: 153.