Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condica sutor (Guenée, 1852)
Platysenta sutor Guenée, 1852
* phylogenetic sequence #931998
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet suter is Latin for "cobbler" or "shoemaker."
Adult - forewing brown, shiny, with vague broken pattern; PM line a double series of dark dots followed by a series of white dots; terminal line a series of white dots; reniform spot outline whitish, inconspicuous; lower end of reniform spot interrupts small black median dash; claviform spot small, black; hindwing grayish-brown, darker toward outer margin. (2)
Larva - see Wagner, 2011 (preview online)
Labrador to Florida, west to Texas, north to Wisconsin and Ontario. Also occurs south through Central and South America to Argentina.
Open areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light and bait.
Adults fly from May to November; earlier in Florida.
Larvae feed on celery, marigolds, wedelia, ragweed, false ragweed (Parthenium
), sunflower and other composites. (1)
Condica concisa forewing is more mottled, with darker shading in medial and subterminal areas, more distinct PM line, and more conspicuous white spots along costa.
Other species of Condica have either a white reniform spot or a different pattern on the forewing.
Guenée, M.A. 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères 5(Noct. 1): 231