Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acontiinae: Acontiini

Tarachidia candefacta (Hübner 1831)

Common name: Olive-shaded bird-lime moth.

Hodges #: 9090.

Identification: Rfw 10.1 mm, fw pattern resembles bird droppings, vfw fringe with dusky scales ante-apically, sub-apically, and at tornal angle.

Similar species: 9062, 9089, 9095, 9109, 9136, also 3098.

Distribution: southern Canada and U. S. east of Rockies, southwestward to California. Has been introduced into Russia as a biological control agent.

Hosts: larvae feed on Ambrosia– ragweeds.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., A annex, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 28- VI- 1993, Hg/UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.


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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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