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931358.009159.1Tarache toddi – (Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009)
Distribution Data for Tarache toddi
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Distribution: South-central Montana to Oregon, southward to border areas of New Mexico to California. Dry forest clearings, desert canyons, riparian and reef areas. Elevations ~ 2,900-7,600 ft.
Seasonality
and Size:
April - August. Two generations in some locations. Wingspan ~ 20-26 mm.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Dark area of forewing nearly uniformly brown. Few scales of a different color.
  • Reniform less prominent than in A. areli and geminocula No dark pupil.
  • Orbicular nearly obsolete.
  • Forewing basal area nearly white in both sexes.
  • 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.

    Taxonomic Notes: Formerly placed in the genus Acontia. New species description, Ferris & Lafontine 2009. ..
    References
    Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

    Tarache toddi
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache toddi
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache toddi
    20mm – Jim Vargo

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