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931359.009159.2Tarache geminocula – (Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009)

Charles Melton
Distribution: Arizona and Texas. Riparian canyons. Elevations ~ 4,100-7,400 ft.
Seasonality
and Size:
July - September. Wingspan ~ 20-24 mm.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Distal brown area of forewing mottled with paler areas.
  • Reniform with basal dark patch.
  • Second "reniform" spot with dark apical patch.
  • Forewing basal area nearly white (male). Very pale yellowish (female).
  • 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 geminocula
    Charles Melton
    Tarache geminocula
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache geminocula
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache geminocula
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache geminocula
    20mm – Jim Vargo

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