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Species Condica mersa - Hodges#9694

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Classification
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 mersa (Condica mersa - Hodges#9694)
Hodges Number
9694
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condica mersa (Morrison, 1875)
Segetia mersa Morrison, 1875 (1)
Crambodes lunata Barnes & McDunnough, 1916 (2)
Draudtia lunata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
Size
FWL: 17 to 18 mm (3).
Identification
"This species can be identified by its streaky dark brown-gray forewing with pale filling of the lower reniform spot" (3).
Range
Records from California, Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon (3), (4), (5).
Habitat
"This species is moderately common on dry, open sagebrush steppe and in juniper woodlands at low to middle elevations east of the Cascades" (3).
Season
California records from March to August; May to August in other states (4).
Food
Unknown, but rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus spp.) is suspected based upon closely related species" (3), (5).
Life Cycle
Unknown (3), (5).
Remarks
This species is apparently quite rare in collections (3), (5).
Print References
Barnes, W.; McDunnough, J.H. 1916. "Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America". Vol. 3: 11 (2).
Morrison, H.K. 1875. "Notes on the Noctuidae". Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 18: 120 (1).
Internet References
Species page at Nearctica (Robert Poole) (5)
Works Cited
1.Notes on the Noctuidae
Herbert Knowles Morrison. 1875. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 18: 114-126.
2.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.
3.Pacific Northwest Moths
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Noctuidae of North America (nearctica.com)
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems