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Caradrina kadenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Hadeninae
Genus: Caradrina
Ochsenheimer, 1816

Caradrina is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae. It is divided into eight subgenera,[1] including Paradrina and Platyperigea, which are treated as separate genera by some authors.

By 1989, about 189 described species were included in the genus.[2]


Eyes naked and without lashes. Proboscis well developed. Palpi upturned, where the second joint evenly clothed with hair. Thorax and abdomen tuftless. Tibia spineless. Cilia non-crenulate.[3]



  1. ^ Kazemi, E. and A. Shirvani. (2012). A checklist of Caradrina Ochsenheimer, 1816 (Lep.: Noctuidae, Xyleninae) of Iran. Archived May 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Natura Montenegrina, Podgorica 11(3) 443-53.
  2. ^ Caradrina. Natural History Museum, London.
  3. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b Krüger, M. (2005). New genera and species of noctuid moths from Lesotho (Lepidoptera, Noctuidea: Noctuidae). African Entomology 13(1) 97–142.

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