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Species Condica discistriga - Hodges#9692

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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 discistriga (Condica discistriga - Hodges#9692)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platysenta discistriga (Smith, 1894)
Platyperigea discistriga Smith, 1894
Phylogenetic sequence # 931991 (1)
wingspan 30-35 mm
Adult: forewing dull yellowish-brown to reddish-brown with diffuse gray shading in median and terminal areas, especially along veins, giving a streaked appearance; PM line faint, scalloped, with dark dots at points of scallops; reniform spot represented by small indistinct white bar; fringe conspicuously checkered: mostly black with a few white scales at ends of veins; hindwing dirty white in males, pale brownish in females with thin dark terminal line and white fringe; antennae simple in both sexes
California to British Columbia, east to Saskatchewan, Colorado, Arizona. (2)
dry open areas, sagebrush grasslands; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from June to August
See Also
White-dotted Groundling (Condica videns) forewing lacks gray shading, giving it a "cleaner" appearance, and fringe is less conspicuously checkered
Condica temecula forewing has less gray shading, and the species is restricted to southwestern US
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 52, fig. 49; p. 293.