Species Details

Condica discistriga

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta during the last half of June IdentificationA medium-size (approx. 3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dull red-brown forewings and dirty white to light brown hindwings. The median areas and terminal area of the forewings are suffused with darker grey scales, especially along the veins, and this in combination with the absence of the normal lines creates a streaky appearance. The orbicular is indicated with a few white scales, and the reniform is slightly better marked as a thin incomplete vertical "bar" of white scales. The wing fringe is mostly black with a few white scales at each vein. The hindwings are dirty white in males and more or less suffused with light brown in females, with a thin dark terminal line and white fringe. Antennae of both sexes simple. The related C. videns is lighter brown, lacks the dark median streaking and thus looks much "cleaner". See also the smaller Xylomoia didonea.

Scientific Name Condica discistriga Habitat Dry open areas; sage-grasslands Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta during the last half of June Identification
A medium-size (approx. 3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dull red-brown forewings and dirty white to light brown hindwings. The median areas and terminal area of the forewings are suffused with darker grey scales, especially…
A medium-size (approx. 3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dull red-brown forewings and dirty white to light brown hindwings. The median areas and terminal area of the forewings are suffused with darker grey scales, especially along the veins, and this in combination with the absence of the normal lines creates a streaky appearance. The orbicular is indicated with a few white scales, and the reniform is slightly better marked as a thin incomplete vertical "bar" of white scales. The wing fringe is mostly black with a few white scales at each vein. The hindwings are dirty white in males and more or less suffused with light brown in females, with a thin dark terminal line and white fringe. Antennae of both sexes simple. The related C. videns is lighter brown, lacks the dark median streaking and thus looks much "cleaner". See also the smaller Xylomoia didonea.
Life History Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation In Alberta known only from the Milk River drainage. Diet Info No information available. Range North to southern Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC., south to at least CO, UT and California. In Alberta known only from the Milk River drainage.

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"Condica discistriga, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4445. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Amphipyrinae Genus Condica Species Condica discistriga
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum