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931341 – 9135   Tarache tenuicula Morrison, 1875

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Distribution: Type locality: Waco, Texas.
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Synonymy: Tarache tenuicula Morrison, 1875
Graeperia carcharodonta Hampson, 1910
Tarache mescei Hampson, 1910
Acontia meskei Smith, 1900
Acontia nuicola Smith, 1900
Taxonomic Notes: Tarache tenuicula: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia, ZooKeys, 39: 156.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole, 2010. Review of the New World genera of the subfamily Acontiinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). ZooKeys, 39: 1-160.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. List of a collection of Texas Noctuidae, with descriptions of the new species. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 218.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole ( - archived page access (go to a year prior to 2020 and select a blue circled date from the calendar).
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