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.
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.
At least two generations per year.
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Moth Photographers Group
- range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
- range map, description and pinned adult.
live adult images
and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
(Larry Line, Maryland)