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The Laugher - Charadra deridens

The Laugher - Charadra deridens
Hoosier National Forest, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
October 8, 2003
Sorry for the poor image. Just wanted to submit a record for Indiana in October

Moved from Charadra.

Moved from The Laugher. This didn't seem to get a species ID, and I can't get any info on range.

Why was this moved?
John, I'm wondering why you've moved this out of Charadra deridens. Do you know of another species of Charadra that might be found in Indiana? In my research, I've found 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). Do you have a suggestion as to what this might be other that C. deridens?

Kelly, there are a lot of images
just posted on the genus page, none from Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas. Based on the range information you just described, do you feel that we can move all those images to deridens? Seems like that's where they all belong.
We moved your range info to the genus Info page, and left a note on that Florida dispulsa image.
Finally, do you think we should move the caterpillar images from the genus Info page to the deridens Info page?

I think so, but I'm no expert
I'm e-mailing you the article which contains most of the info I used to reach my conclusion.

Great article! Nice find.
We put it on the genus Info page, and made all the moves below.

Moved from Delicate Cycnia.
Thank you so much for correcting my id error :)

Seems a bit too fluffy for Cycnia
And the black on the face would be surprising. Any chance it is Charadra instead?

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