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931406 – 9189   Charadra deridens (Guenée, 1852)
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Distribution: Type locality: Georgia.
Genitalia: ZooKeys, 39: figs. 27, 33.
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Synonymy: Diphtera deridens Guenée, 1852
Acronycta circulifera Walker, 1857
Charadra contigua Walker, 1865
Phalaena corylina Martyn, 1797
Charadra fumosa Draudt, 1924
Charadra nigrosuffusana Strand, 1917
Charadra sudena Smith, 1908
Charadra ingenua Smith, 1906
Taxonomic Notes: Charadra deridens (Guenée, 1852) includes as a synonym Charadra ingenua Smith, 1906, ZooKeys, 39: 176.
C. ingenua was number 9189.1 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). Number 9189.1 is now assigned to Charadra moneta Anweiler & Schmidt, 2010, a species previously misidentified as C. ingenua in most collections.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.44m; p. 281. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2010. American species of Charadra Walker, with a revision of the Charadra pata (Druce) group (Noctuidae, Pantheinae). ZooKeys, 39: 161-181.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 63; pl. A-4 (adult), figs. 21-29; pl. 13, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 32, fig. 8 (♀ gen.); pl. L-2, fig. 7 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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