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Species Tarache toddi - Hodges#9159.1

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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 toddi (Tarache toddi - Hodges#9159.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarache toddi (Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009)
Acontia toddi Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009 (1)
Explanation of Names
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) stated "We take pleasure in naming this species in honor of the late E.L. Todd." (1)
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) listed the forewing length.
♂ 10-13 mm. (1)
♀ 10-12 mm. (1)
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) stated "DFW basal area nearly white in both sexes; dark brown distal area nearly uniformly brown with only a few scales of different color; orbicular spot nearly obsolete; reniform spot less prominent than in A. areli and A. geminocula, and without dark “pupil.” (1)
The description of the adult, including genitalia, is available in PDF. (1)
Determined by Jan Metlevski.
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) reported the range to include southern California to western Texas, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and eastern Oregon. (1)
Holotype ♂ from San Rafael Reef area, Emery Co., Utah.
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) stated Tarache toddi occurs "in dry forest clearings, desert canyons, riparian and reef areas from 2900-7600' (885-2320 m)." (1)
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) reported adults April to August. (1)
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) reported the larval host and immature stages is unknown. (1)
Print References
Ferris, C. & J.D. Lafontaine, 2009. Review of the Acontia areli group with descriptions of three new species. ZooKeys 9: 40; figs. 1, 8-10, 19, 25, 31. (1)