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9313559158Tarache areloides – Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Distribution Data for Tarache areloides
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Distribution: Arizona and New Mexico in forested mountain canyons. Elevations ~ 5,600-8,300 ft.
Seasonality
and Size:
July - September. Wingspan ~ 24-28 mm.
Description/
Field Marks:
    • Forewing dark buff toward body, brown toward tip.
    • Large trapezoidal white spot on costal margin.
    • Medial margin of brown area even and vertical.
    • Orbicular and reniform almost obsolete.
    • Hindwing dark, grayish brown at margin.
Similar Species: The Acontia areli group consists of six species, five of which are found in our check list area. They are similar in appearance, but differ in genitalia. See individual species pages for tips on identification. Photographs below by Cliff Davis and Jocelyn Gill.

9158 - A. areloides 9159 - A. areli 9159.1 - A. toddi 9159.2 - A. geminocula 9159.3 - A. albifusa
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia.
References
Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

Tarache areloides
CNC - Jocelyn Gill
Tarache areloides
CNC - Jocelyn Gill
Tarache areloides
27mm – Jim Vargo

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