Noctuidae - Condicinae


The Tribes and Genera


Characters as listed on the right





Leuconyctini (not yet finished)

Specific differences between the Leuconyctini and the Condicini are:

1. Lateral bullae are absent at the base of the uncus.

2. Double hair pencils are usually strongly developed in the central region of the eighth abdominal sternite.

3. The bursae consists of equally important appendix and corpus bursae. The appendix bursae is better developed than in the Condicini, and the stalking is not as apparent.








The following description lists characters typical of Condica and related genera, although the characters are not necessarily unique to the subfamily. The subfamily is divided into two tribes, the Condicini and the Leuconytini. The description given below applies specifically to the Condicini. The features characterizing the Leuconyctini are discussed under that tribal name.

The following are the most diagnostic of these characters:

1. The direct articulation of the vinculum and tegumen of the male genitalia and the absence of a free pleurite between them.

2. The bullae to either side of the base of the male uncus.

3. The absence of a corona and digitus and the perpendicular orientation of the clasper of the valve.

4. The presence of lateral apodemes on the eighth abdominal sternite.

5. The bulbous female appendix bursae connected to the rest of the bursae by a long, thin neck.

6. The presence of seta SV2 on the first larval abdominal segment and the absence of a projecting spinneret.

7. The absence of a corona at the apex of the valve of the male genitalia.