Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Guenée, 1852 (1)
Nipista lineata (Walker, )
Phylogenetic sequence #932028
There are three named species of Diastema
in America north of Mexico. (2)
(below) is found in FL and GA as well as the Bahamas and likely the Greater Antilles; D. lantana
occurs from Central America to central TX. The two may be morphologically indistinguishable in many or most cases except by genitalia, but their respective ranges are well separated in the US.(3)
Native to the southeastern United States, Mexico to South America, but has been introduced to many countries as a biological control of Lantana spp.
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from April through October.
Larval host is Lantana camara L. (lantana)
- The two may be morphologically indistinguishable in many or most cases except by genitalia, but their respective ranges are well separated in the US.(3)
- Range: FL and GA as well as the Bahamas and likely the Greater Antilles;
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 66. (1)
Druce, 1881. Biologia Centrali-Americana Insecta: Lepidoptera-Heterocera Vol. 1, p. (309)
Guenėe, M.A. 1852. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Species Génėral des Lėpidoptėre: Noctuėlites. 2: 317