Other Common Names
Larvae known as Bougainvillea Loopers in Hawaii.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scotosia stellata, Scotosia albosignata, Larentia balteolata, Camptogramma foedata, Gnophos fuscovariata, Scotosia impauperata
The only species in the genus in North America (1)
Wingspan 25-33 mm. 14 to 16 mm long.
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)
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) and Amaranthus in the north. Devil’s Claw (Proboscidae) and Bougainvillea in the south.
Beadle and Leckie, pp. 190-191 (3)
Covell, p. 386, plate 47 #25, a very dark reproduction (2)
Histoire Naturelle des Insects Species General des Lepidopteres, Uranides et Phalenites, 1857 Tome 10, Vol. 9 by Guenee, pg. 443.
Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, 1860, Vol. 4 by Wallengren, pg. 176.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 1862, Pt. 25-26 by Walker, pg. 1363.
Neue Schmetterlinge aus Europa und den angrenzenden, 1864 by Herrich-Schaffer: Not Available.
Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Sciences, 1873 by Packard, pg. 61.
Novitates Zoologicae, 1900, Vol. 7 by Warren, pg. 172.