Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Tarache assimilis Grote

Trichotarache assimilis Grote, 1875, Canad. Ent., 7:48.

Diagnosis: Tarache assimilis is a distinctive species. The forewing from the base of the wing to the subterminal line is a rich, chocolate brown except for a light tan projection from the costa slanting inward to incorporate the oribicular and reniform. There is also a small, linear light tan projection from the costa just before the subterminal line. The subterminal and terminal regions are lighter and often distinctly gray, typically contrasting with the rest of the wing. The male hindwing is light brown with a dark outer margin and a distinct distal dot. In contrast the female hindwing is completely suffused with dark brown. The undersides of both the forewing and hindwing in both males and female is light brown with the margins and veins streak with darker brown. Forewing wing expanse from base to apex 12 mm.

Distribution: (Based only on material in the USNM) Tarache assimilis is known only from San Francisco Bay region of California.

Adults have been collected in May

Identification Quality: Excellent

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Map based only on specimens in the USNM

Tarache assimilis

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