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Species Condica vecors - Dusky Groundling Moth - Hodges#9696

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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 vecors (Dusky Groundling Moth - Hodges#9696)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condica vecors (Guenée, 1852)
Perigea vecors Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence #931995
wingspan 29-38 mm (1)
Adult: forewing mottled dark brown and black; no strong pattern; PM and terminal lines represented by whitish dots; claviform spot black; lower half of reniform spot white; pale brown spot in middle of dark brown subterminal area; hindwing grayish-brown with conspicuous whitish fringe (1)
Newfoundland to Florida, west to Arizona, north to Ontario (1)
adults fly from May to August in the north; April to October in the south (1)
larval food plants are not well known, but include Eupatorium, according to David Wagner; larvae have been collected on lettuce in Florida (1)
Life Cycle
two generations per year
Larva; adult
common in southern part of range
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - images of live and pinned adults