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Species Condica vecors - Dusky Groundling Moth - Hodges#9696

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Classification
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
9696
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condica vecors (Guenée, 1852)
Perigea vecors Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence #931995
Size
wingspan 29-38 mm (1)
Identification
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)
genitalia
Range
Newfoundland to Florida, west to Arizona, north to Ontario (1)
Season
adults fly from May to August in the north; April to October in the south (1)
Food
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
Remarks
common in southern part of range