Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Tarache new species 1

Diagnosis: The basal two-thirds of the forewing and the fringes of both the forewing and the hindwing are a distinctive bluish-gray in color. The basal and antemedial lines consist only of brown slashes on the costa. The reniform and orbicular are contained in a dark gray blotch. The lower half of the postmedial and subterminal areas are marked with small brown markings and suffused patches. The hindwing is suffused with light brown.  Forewing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 9 mm.

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). Tarache new species 1 has a very strange known distribution. I have seen specimens only from the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona, and the state of Guaricao in the llanos (grasslands) of central Venezuela. Flight period - June.

Identification Quality: Excellent.

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM

Tarache new species 1

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