Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Species Condica leucorena - Hodges#9705

Arizona Moth  - Condica leucorena Arizona Moth  - Condica leucorena Arizona Moth - Condica leucorena
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 leucorena (Condica leucorena - Hodges#9705)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condica leucorena (Smith 1900)
Caradrina leucorena Smith, 1900,
Forewing length 14-16 mm (1)
See description at Nearctica.
Arizona, southern California, southern Utah, southern New Mexico (1)
April, June, July, August, Sept. (1)
Larva reared on Baccharis salicina. (1)
See Also
Condica charada is larger and darker overall, with maculation more distinct. In charada the central dark lunule of the reniform spot is surrounded by lighter ring, whereas in leucorena there is only a small white dot at the ventral apex. The orbicular spot is always present as a light ovate patch in charada, whereas the orbicular is typically absent in leucorena, but if present is only a small dark dot surrounded by lighter halo. The hindwing of charada has a darker band near the outer margin that is lacking in leucorena. (1)

Condica andrena is larger and darker above. It has maculation that is better defined including an orbicular spot that is always present as well defined light ring with a central dark spot. The male hindwing is pure white with dark streaks along the veins at outer margin. (1)