Explanation of Names
Hortensia similis (Walker 1851)
distinctive pattern of black dots and lines on top of head; several longitudinal lines run most of length of forewing, with a band of 4 clear or grayish cells at apex; anterior half of pronotum with black markings, posterior half unmarked; scutellum triangular with several small black dots and lines
so. US (FL-?CA) to S. America
vegetation surrounding sugar cane plantations, in citrus orchards, commercial bean fields...
may feed on citrus trees; also on leaves of Vigna unguiculata
may damage citrus trees
vector of the hoja blanca virus in rice in Central and South America (causes yellowed leaves, stunted growth, and sterile flowers in rice)