Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Ophideres apta Walker, 
Eudocima materna (Linnaeus) is considered to be an Old World species and is replaced in the New World by Eudocima apta (Walker). (Zilli & Hogenes 2002)
wing length: 45 mm (Brou 2006)
, (Brou 2006). Members of this genus are sexually dimorphic.
TX-LA, FL / Cuba / Mex. to S. Amer. - MPG, (Brou 1994), (2)
: (Fig 8, plate 11)
Jan-Aug - (Brou 1994), MPG, (BG data)
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Brou Jr., V.A. 2006. A New US Record for the tropical fruit-piercing moth Eudocima serpentifera
(Walker, 1858) Southern Lepidopterists’ News 28: 105-108. Full PDF
Brou Jr., V.A. 2007. A New US Record for a tropical fruit-piercing moth. News Lepid. Soc. 49(1): 35, 37. PDF
Brou Jr., V.A. 2007. A New US Record for a tropical fruit-piercing moth. News Lepid. Soc. 49(Supplement S1), in 2006 Season Summary Cover.
Walker, F. 1857 . List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. London. Vol. 13: 983-1236
Zilli, A. and W. Hogenes. 2002. An annotated list of the fruit piercing moth genus Eudocima Billberg, 1820 (sensu Poole) with descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptrera: Noctuidae, Catocalinae). Quadrifina 5: 153-207.