Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acontiinae: Acontiini

Tarachidia binocula (Grote 1875)

Common name: listed here as ‘Prairie bird-lime moth.’

Hodges#: 9089.

Identification: Rfw 9.6 mm, ground color white with darker markings, vfw fringe white or with inner most scale-row fuscous.

Similar species: 9090, 9095, and 9109.

Distribution: Great Plains, southwestward to Arizona, east of Mississippi on remnant prairies.

Hosts: unknown.


moth image

ND, Richland Co.West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands.  13- VI- 1995, Hg/UV lt, coll. G. Fauske, C. Locken.

moth image

ND, Cass Co. 28- VI- 1965.

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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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