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Species Tarache toddi - Hodges#9159.1

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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 toddi (Tarache toddi - Hodges#9159.1)
Hodges Number
9159.1
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)
Size
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) listed the forewing length.
♂ 10-13 mm. (1)
♀ 10-12 mm. (1)
Identification
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.
Range
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.
Habitat
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) stated Tarache toddi occurs "in dry forest clearings, desert canyons, riparian and reef areas from 2900-7600' (885-2320 m)." (1)
Season
Ferris & Lafontaine (2009) reported adults April to August. (1)
Food
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)