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931345 – 9138   Tarache abdominalis Grote, 1877

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Genitalia: See Mustelin et al. (2000), figs. 1i-j.
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Synonymy: Tarache abdominalis Grote, 1877
[unknown] luta Strand, 1917
[unknown] mala Strand, 1916
Taxonomic Notes: Tarache abdominalis: 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.
  • Mustelin, T., R. Leuschner, K. Mikkola & D.J. Lafontaine, 2000. Two New Genera And Thirteen New Species Of Owlet Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Mainly From Southern California. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 36: 3; figs. 1i-j.
  • 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).
Tarache abdominalis
Mark Dreiling
Tarache abdominalis
Mark Dreiling
Tarache abdominalis
23mm – Jim Vargo -
Tarache abdominalis
22mm – Jim Vargo -

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