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Acontia lucida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Genus: Acontia
Ochsenheimer, 1816
  • Stylorache Hampson, 1910
  • Chelichares Hampson, 1910

Acontia is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae. Eusceptis, Pseudalypia and Spragueia are sometimes included in the present genus, but here they are tentatively treated as different pending further research. Many species of Tarache were also once placed here (see below).


Palpi long, porrect and met by a short sharp frontal tuft. Third joint prominent. Antennae simple. Thorax and abdomen smoothly scaled and tuftless. Fore wings with non-creulate cilia. Veins 7,8 and 9,10 stalked. Larva possess four abdominal prolegs.[1]


Former species transferred to Tarache[edit]

The following species were recently transferred to the genus Tarache:

Former species[edit]


  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]