Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melipotis acontioides (Guenée, 1852)
Bolina acontioides Guenée, 1852
Melipotis sinualis Harvey, 1877
Melipotis producta Hayes, 1975
* phylogenetic sequence #930881
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed thirteen species of the genus Melipotis
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Larval host in Arizona is blue palo verde
) (Moths of Southeastern Arizona) and Jerusalem thorn
) in Texas.
Larvae feed at night and pupate in loose cocoons in leaf litter (Sonoran Desert Naturalist).