Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calpodes ethlius (Stoll)
Well established in Florida and Texas; there are records as far north as New York. It is found throughout Central and South America, all the way to Argentina. It is even found in the Galapagos.
Larvae feed on several species of Canna
The larva wraps itself inside a leaf and eats the leaf. It expels feces forcefully a considerable distance which may be a protection against detection by predators.