Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caradrina Ochsenheimer, 1816
Amphidrina Staudinger, 1891
Platyperigea Smith, 1894
Platyperiga Smith, 1894
Eremodrina Boursin, 1937
Paradrina Boursin, 1937
Hymenodrina Boursin, 1937
Pseudophyllophila Berio, 1977
Boursinidrina Hacker, 2004
Kalchbergiana Hacker, 2004
Levantrina Hacker, 2004
Weigertrina Hacker, 2004
* Platyperigea Smith demoted to a subgenus of Caradrina in Hacker (2004).
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Caradrina
is taken from a river of that name in Albania, also known as Black Drin
Some species have "Rustic" in their common name.
species are found in America north of Mexico. (2)
Adult - forewing light gray to grayish-brown with dark gray reniform and orbicular spots; lines often broken into dots; subterminal area with dark shading.
All of Canada and northern United States, south in the west to California and Arizona (absent from the southeast). Also occurs in Europe and eastern Asia.
Hacker, H.H. 2004. Revision of the genus Caradrina
Ochsenheimer, 1816, with notes on other genera of the tribus Caradrini (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Esperiana. Vol. 10: 1-784. (abstract PDF
Ochsenheimer, F. 1816. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 4: 80
pinned adult images
of all 5 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
distribution in Canada of species in subgenus Platyperigea
list of provinces and territories (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
distribution in Canada of C. morpheus
list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)