Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Duponchel, 1833) (1)
Botys catalaunalis Duponchel, 1834
Botys venosalis Walker, 
Forewing length is 8-11.5, but usually 10-11.5 mm. (2)
This introduced species occurs in southern California and Arizona to Utah.
Widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the larval host plant in the United States as Tecoma stans
(yellow trumpetbush). (2)
Other host plants records include:
Tecoma alata (orange jubilee).
Tecoma capensis (cape honeysuckle).
The species uses many plants as host in other regions of the world.
There are websites with information about the control of this introduced species.
Duponchel, 1833. Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères ou papillons de France, 8 (2): 330
, pl. 232, f. 8.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 179, pl. 23.38(2)
Walker, F. 1865. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera, Seventh series, Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 34: 1401