Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Tarache geminocula (Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Distal brown area of forewing mottled with paler areas. Reniform with basal dark patch. Second "reniform" spot with dark apical patch. Forewing basal area nearly white (male). Very pale yellowish (female).
Wing Span: 2.0-2.4 cm
Life History:
Flight: July to September
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Habitat: Riparian canyons. Elevations ~ 4,100-7,400 ft.
Range: Arizona and Texas
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: Now Tarache geminocula: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia. New species description, Ferris & Lafontine 2009.