Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acontiinae: Acontiini

Tarachidia erastrioides (Guenée 1852)

Common name: Small bird-lime moth.

Hodges #: 9095.

Identification: Rfw 7.9 mm, head brown, vfw fringe white with fuscous shading ante-apically, sub-apically and in tornal angle.

Similar species: 8089, 9090, 9109.

Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States.

Hosts: larvae feed on Ambrosia– ragweeds.


moth image

MS, Hinds Co., Jackson. 11- VI- 1960, coll. B. Mather.


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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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