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Genus Charadra

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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
See Smith's early work on the genus(1)
Only 5 species of Charadra in the U.S.
Charadra deridens is the only widespread species.
C. franclemonti and C. tapa are only found in Arizona.
C. moneta is found in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
C. dispulsa should be only in Texas (although there appears to be a BG record in Florida The image in question was moved from C. displusa by Maury J. Heiman on 1 October, 2011).
… Kelly Fiegle, 16 September, 2011
Internet References
Kelly found a great article here
Works Cited
1.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.