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
Map based only on specimens in the USNM
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