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Species Condica albolabes - Hodges#9695

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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 albolabes (Condica albolabes - Hodges#9695)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perigea albolabes Grote, 1880
Platysenta albolabes
one of twenty-seven species in the genus for North America north of Mexico. (a)
wingspan about 32 mm.
From The Canadian Entomologist Volume XII: "Fore wings uniform glistening blackish fuscous with all the lines obsolete except the subterminal, which is represented by a row of white dots, relieved by black scales. The seven white dots on the costa evident. A white spot in the place of the reniform on median vein. The fuscous fringes interrupted with dots alternating with the spots of the subterminal line. Hind wings fuscous with soiled veins and paler bases. Beneath the narrow terminal spaces on both wings gray, lighter and contrasting. On hind wings double lines, the inner dentate, a discal spot. Fore wings with double lines, the outer formed by contrast of color with the pale terminal space; no discal spot. Thorax concolorous with primaries. The reniform above the white spot on fore wings can be faintly perceived marked by detached black and white marks. Expanse 34 mil. Prescott, Arizona, Mr. Hy. Edwards."
southern Oregon and northern California to Colorado and southwest to Arizona;
recorded in western and southern Texas.
larval host unknown
listed as Platysenta albolabes in
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.), 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (1)
See Also
Condica luxuriosa at
Print References
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico.(PDF); page 65 (a)
Internet References - species page with description and range map by Robert W. Poole.
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Pinned Images at BOLD
Pinned Images at The Moths of Southeastern Arizona
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.