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Species Tarache arida - Hodges#9150

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Classification
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 arida (Tarache arida - Hodges#9150)
Hodges Number
9150
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarache arida (Smith, 1900)
Acontia arida Smith, 1900 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931360 (2)
Size
Forewing length 9 mm. (3)
Identification
The original description as Acontia arida Smith, and the Hampson (1910) revised description as Tarache arida are both available online in the print references below. (1)
Range
Southern California, Nevada, and Utah to western Texas. (4), (5), (6)
Colorado records uncertain. (7), (3)
There is one Oregon record which is possibly mislabeled or misidentified. (8)
Season
Adults are most often reported from March to August. (6), (3)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (3)
See Also
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Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1910. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 10: 751.
Smith, J.B., 1900. Revision of the species of Acontia Ochs. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 27(1): 73. (1)