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Species Charadra dispulsa - Hodges#9190

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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 Pantheinae
Genus Charadra
Species dispulsa (Charadra dispulsa - Hodges#9190)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Charadra dispulsa Morrison, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 931408.
There are five described Charadra species listed for America north of Mexico.(1), (2)
Wingspan 34-37 mm. (Morrison), (1)
The original description of Charadra dispulsa Morrison, and the revised description by Smith & Dyar (1899), are both available online in the print references below.
Antemedial and postmedial lines are not connected by another line. (3)
Texas to Mexico. (1), (4), (5)
Louisiana (?) (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Schmidt, & Anweiler (2010) report collection records from March to May; July. (5)
Bug Guide and MPG(1) records from February to June; September.
Larval host is unknown, but possibly feeds on oak. (5)
Print References
Morrison, H.K. 1875. List of a collection of Texan Noctuidae, with descriptions of the new species. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 217
Smith, J.B., & H.G. Dyar, 1899. Contributions toward a monograph of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae of Boreal North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 21: 27.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.New species of Noctuidae for 1908. I. With notes on Charadra, Raphia and Psuedanarta
John B. Smith. 1908. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 16(2): 79-98.
4.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
5.The North American species of Charadra (Walker), with a revision of the Charadra pata (Druce) group (Noctuidae, Pantheinae)
Christian Schmidt, Gary Anweiler . 2010. ZooKeys 39: 161-181.