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Species Condica videns - White-dotted Groundling - Hodges#9690

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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 videns (White-dotted Groundling - Hodges#9690)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condica videns (Guenée, 1852)
Leucania videns Guenée, 1852
Nonagria indigens Walker, 1857
Platysenta atriciliata Grote, 1874
Caradrina meskei Speyer, 1875
Platysenta albipuncta Smith, 1902
Phylogenetic sequence #931989.
Twenty-seven Condica species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
forewing yellowish to reddish-brown, with dark brownish to blackish shade in middle of wing centered on a black line extending from base through reniform spot; reniform spot indicated by a white dot, giving rise to the common name; subterminal area marked by dark gray to black lines; terminal line marked by white dots; surface of forewings usually shiny (adapted from description by Lynn Scott)
Texas to Florida, north to Quebec, and west to Alberta
adults fly from April to September
Larvae feed on the blooms of asters, goldenrod, and other composite flowers.
Life Cycle
At least two generations per year.
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults. - range map, description and pinned adult.
CBIF - pinned adult.
live adult images and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult image (Larry Line, Maryland)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .