Other Common Names
Larvae known as Bougainvillea Loopers in Hawaii.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The only species in the genus in North America (1)
Wings deep brown with black, wavy lines. Postmedian line heaviest. White filling in am. and pm. lines. White spotting in st. area. (2)
A tropical species in Africa, and in the Americas it ranges from Bolivia and Brazil through Central America, Mexico, and the United States to eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick).
Introduced to Hawaii in 1993.
All year in south, July-November in north; a fall immigrant in northern part of range (3)
Larvae feed on Amaranth (Amaranthus), Devil's Claw (Proboscidea), Bougainvillea, Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana).
Beadle and Leckie, pp. 190-191 (3)
Covell, p. 386, plate 47 #25, a very dark reproduction (2)