Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Acontiinae: Acontiini

Tarachidia tortricina (Zeller 1872)

Common name: listed here as ‘Olive-yellow.’

Hodges #: 9101.

Identification: Rfw 9.3 mm, fw ground color dull fuscous with varying amounts of pale yellow cover-scales, hw with CuA1 and M3 stalked, proboscis without scales.

Similar species: 902, 2998, 3682, 3693, 9044 and 9085.

Distribution: southern Ontario to Illinois and Texas, westward to Pacific.

Hosts: adults have been associated with cultivated sunflower in North Dakota and Texas.


moth image

ND, Slope Co., 19- VII- 1953, coll. R. Post.

moth image

ND, Ransom Co., A annex, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 20- VII- 1993, Hg/UV lt., 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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