Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Tarache idella (Barnes, 1905)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Forewing white with black transverse streaks and spots, and deep yellow patch near apex; hindwing deep yellow; top of thorax white with large black spots; abdomen deep yellow; legs black and white.
Wing Span: 2.5 cm
Life History:
Flight: July through September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Sonoran Indian mallow (Abutilon mollicomum, Malvaceae)
Adult Food:
Range: Southern Arizona and western Texas.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.