Moths of North Carolina
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Condica vecors (Guenée, 1852) - Dusky Groundling Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: NoctuidaeSubfamily: CondicinaeTribe: CondiciniP3 Number: 931995.00 MONA Number: 9696.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984; as Platysenta vecors); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Wingspan: 30-35 mm (Forbes, 1954)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Larvae ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos, especially where associated with known host plants.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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Immature 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:
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on several species of forbs, including Joe Pye Weed, Snakeroot, and Dog Fennel (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 vecors - Dusky Groundling Moth

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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-09-14
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2021-07-24
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Lior Carlson on 2021-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2021-07-21
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-05-27
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell on 2021-05-27
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-05-02
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-14
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2021-04-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-04-09
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-04-07
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-10-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-09-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-09
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-08-08
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-08-06
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2020-07-22
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-22
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2020-07-14
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-07-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-28
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-03-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-19
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2019-09-11
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2019-09-11
Gates Co.
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