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931357.009159.3Tarache albifusa – (Ferris & Lafontaine, 2009)
Distribution Data for Tarache albifusa
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Distribution: Southeastern Arizona. Oak and saguaro habitats in riparian canyons. Elevations ~ 3,500-4,800 ft.
Seasonality
and Size:
June - September. Wingspan ~ 19-23 mm.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Prominent dark patch distal to reniform spot.
  • Remainder of dark area of forewing mottled.
  • Forewing basal area creamy yellow.
  • 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. New species description, Ferris & Lafontine 2009. ..
    References
    Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

    Tarache albifusa
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache albifusa
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Tarache albifusa
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill

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