Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acontiinae: Acontiini

Tarachidia semiflava (Guenée 1852)

Common name: Half-yellow.

Hodges #: 9085.

Identification: Rfw 10.6 mm, fw outer half gray, inner half yellow, body vestiture of scales, proboscis without scales, tympanum on meta-thorax.

Similar species: 9101.

Distribution: United States east of the Rockies, southwestward into the Great basin.

Hosts: Only recorded host is Sarracenia flava L.– Yellow pitcher plant. Sarraceniaceae are not known from North Dakota.


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ND, Ransom Co., A annex, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands.  20- VI- 1993. Hg/ UV light, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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