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Genus Caradrina

Moth - Caradrina clavipalpis Moth - Caradrina Civil Rustic - Caradrina montana Caradrina morpheus Noctuidae: Caradrina montana - Caradrina montana Civil Rustic - Caradrina montana Pennsylvania Moth - Caradrina clavipalpis Noctuidae: Caradrina morpheus - Caradrina morpheus
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Caradrinini
Subtribe Caradrinina
Genus Caradrina
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. (1)
Some species have "Rustic" in their common name.
Ten Caradrina 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.
Print References
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
Internet References
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)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
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 .