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Noctuidae
931357.009159.3Tarache albifusa (Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009)
Distribution Data for Tarache albifusa
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Distribution: Southeastern Arizona. Oak and saguaro habitats in riparian canyons. Elevations ~ 3,500-4,800 ft.
Seasonality
and Size:
June - September. Wingspan ~ 19-23 mm.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Prominent dark patch distal to reniform spot.
  • Remainder of dark area of forewing mottled.
  • Forewing basal area creamy yellow.
  • Similar Species:
    • The Acontia areli group consists of six species, five of which are found in our check list area. They are similar in appearance, but differ in genitalia. See individual species pages for tips on identification. Photographs below by Cliff Davis and Jocelyn Gill.


      9158 - A. areloides 9159 - A. areli 9159.1 - A. toddi 9159.2 - A. geminocula 9159.3 - A. albifusa

    • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
    Taxonomic Notes: Tarache albifusa: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia. New species description, Ferris & Lafontine 2009. ..
    References
    • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
    • Ferris, C. & D. Lafontaine, 2009. Review of the Acontia areli group with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Acontiinae). ZooKeys, 9: 27-46.
    • Robert W. Poole's species page and map at Nearctica.com.
    Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

    Tarache albifusa
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache albifusa
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache albifusa
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill

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