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Species Condica charada - Hodges#9704

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Condicinae
Tribe Condicini
Genus Condica
Species charada (Condica charada - Hodges#9704)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Author: Schaus, 1906
Forewing length 17-18 mm (1)
Forewing is uniform medium gray with most maculation obscure; PM line is a lighter band accented by obscure set of dark gray and white dots on outer side and series of similarly obscure gray lunules on inner side; ST line is lighter line and ST area usually slightly lighter in color than rest of wing; reniform spot consists of dark lunule surrounded by a distinct lighter ring and is accented with small white spot at lower end that radiates out slightly along the veins; orbicular spot is usually obscure, but when visible is a small circle vaguely outlined in dull white; claviform spot absent. Under discussion of Condica andrena at Neartica, the hindwing of charada is mentioned as having a wide dark band at the outer margin. (1)
southern and central Texas west to Mohave County in Arizona (1)
April to November (1)
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Condica andrena is considerably darker above with almost pure white hindwings that have dark streaking along veins near outer margin in males. It is primarily known from Mojave Desert region of southern California, but also with individual reports from south central Utah and central Colorado. C. andrena generally flies earlier, from February to April in southern California, with the Utah and Colorado reports from July. (1)

Condica leucorena is considerably smaller with forewing length at 14-16 mm. It is also lighter in color overall with a reniform spot lunule that is not surrounded by distinct lighter ring. The orbicular spot of leucorena is usually absent, but when present contains dark central dot. The hindwing is a fairly uniform dull white. (1)