Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Tarache major (Smith, 1900)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Wing Span: 2.6-3.0 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Freemontodendrom californicum and Sphaeralcea ambigua
Adult Food:
Range: Widely distributed in the west but uncommon; from British Columbia east to Utah and Colorado, south to southern California
Management Needs:
Comments: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia.
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