Moths of North Carolina
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Condica mobilis (Walker, [1857]) - Mobile Groundling Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: CondicinaeTribe: CondiciniP3 Number: 931992.00 MONA Number: 9693.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Platysenta mobilis); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records from the Coastal Plain come primarily from open habitats, including dune grasslands on the barrier islands and Longleaf Pine-dominated woodlands further inland. Piedmont records come mainly from lakeshores and old fields. Habitats recorded in the Mountains include wet meadows, old fields, and residential neighborhoods.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Bidens (Wagner et al., 2011)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Condica mobilis - Mobile Groundling Moth

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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-09-11
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-09-03
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-07-26
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-23
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-09-17
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-08-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-30
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2019-05-30
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-11-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2018-10-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2018-09-11
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-07
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2013-08-16
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2012-09-09
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-10-12
Warren Co.
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