Charadra deridens

Charadra deridens (laugher or marbled tuffet moth) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada, through most of the United States except the south-western states.

Charadra deridens
Charadra deridens male.JPG
Male
Charadra deridens female.JPG
Female
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C. deridens
Binomial name
Charadra deridens
(Guenée, 1852)
Synonyms
  • Charadra circulifera (Walker, 1857)
  • Charadra contigua Walker, 1865
  • Charadra sudena J. B. Smith, 1908
  • Charadra nigrosuffusana Strand, 1917 (form)
  • Charadra fumosa Draudt, 1924
  • Charadra ingenua J. B. Smith, 1906
  • Phalaena Bombyx corylina Martyn, 1797
  • Diphthera deridens Guenée, 1852
  • Acronycta circulifera Walker, 1857
Charadra ingenua, now considered a synonym of Charadra deridens
Charadra deridens - Laugher Moth (14099221849).jpg

The wingspan is 38–48 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August in the north. They have an extended season in Florida.

The larvae feed on the leaves of beech. Other recorded hosts include birch, elm, maple and oak.

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