Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Fabricius, 1794) (1)
Pilocrocis tripunctata Fabricius, 1794
Guenée, 1854 (2)
Botys cubanalis Guenée, 1854
Explanation of Names
meaning marked with three. This refers to the three dark marks along the forewing costa. (3)
Wings light yellowish and iridescent.
Dark grayish-brown band along the costa that continues along the outer margin of both forewing and hindwing, being widest at the apex.
Two black spots along the costa with the larger one at the middle of the costa. The smaller spot is half way between the larger and the wing base.
Postmedial line has thicker patch where it meets costa.
Hindwing has dark discal spot.
Texas to South Carolina and Florida. (5)
West Indies to Brazil. (2)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Most records of adults are from March to October. (4)
Larval hosts include:
(L.) Raf. (Christmasvine)
(L.) Hallier f. (hogvine)
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths
plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Fabricius, J. C. 1794: Entomologica systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. – C. G. Proft et C. F. Mohr, Hafniae et Kiliae. 217.
Guenée, M. A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Pp. 344-45. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8 8. – Roret, Paris.
Jones, T.H. 1917. The sweet-potato leaf-roller. United States Dept. of Agriculture Bulletin No. 609.(1)