Species Details

Tarache augustipennis

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Common NameNarrow-winged Midget SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from late May through mid August; possibly two broods. IdentificationA small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan, narrow-winged moth. The forewings are dark brown with a lighter patch in the anal angle, and with the costa broadly pale yellow for about half its length, then with two pale yellow blotches, one small and one larger near the apex. Fringe mostly dark. Hindwings sooty brown, with pale fringe. The extent of pale yellow along the leading edge of the forewing may vary considerably. Sexes similar.

Scientific Name Tarache augustipennis Common Name Narrow-winged Midget Habitat A wide range, from fens and bogs and foothill valleys to riparian woodland in the arid grasslands. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from late May through mid August; possibly two broods. Identification
A small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan, narrow-winged moth. The forewings are dark brown with a lighter patch in the anal angle, and with the costa broadly pale yellow for about half its length, then with two pale yellow…
A small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan, narrow-winged moth. The forewings are dark brown with a lighter patch in the anal angle, and with the costa broadly pale yellow for about half its length, then with two pale yellow blotches, one small and one larger near the apex. Fringe mostly dark. Hindwings sooty brown, with pale fringe. The extent of pale yellow along the leading edge of the forewing may vary considerably. Sexes similar.
Life History
Poorly known. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. There appears to be more than one brood in Alberta, with peak flights in late May and late July. The larvae have apparently not been described and the larval…
Poorly known. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. There appears to be more than one brood in Alberta, with peak flights in late May and late July. The larvae have apparently not been described and the larval hosts are unknown.
Conservation A fairly common, widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info No information available. Range Southern Manitoba west to southwestern BC., south to Utah, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Widespread in the southern half of Alberta, from the foothills and the southern edge of the boreal forest south.

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"Tarache augustipennis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3699. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Acontiinae Genus Tarache Species Tarache augustipennis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum