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931343 – 9136   Tarache aprica (Hübner, [1808])
             Exposed Bird-dropping Moth

© Ken Harrelson
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Synonymy: Noctua aprica Hübner, [1808]
Noctua alboater Haworth, 1809
[unknown] apricana Strand, 1916
[unknown] apricanoides Strand, 1916
[unknown] apricella Strand, 1916
Acontia biplaga Guenée, 1852
Acontia redita Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874
Acontia unocula Freyer, 1849
Taxonomic Notes: Tarache aprica: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.25m; p. 280. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • 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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