DISTRIBUTION: C. & S. America.
TYPE LOCALITY: Guyana.
BELIZE RECORDS: Augustine.
METHOD OF IDENTIFICATION: adult illustrated in colour by Hampson (1901) pl. 36,
fig. 20 and by Seitz (1925) pl. 52, fig. e3.
NOTES: The subspecies P. unifascia tenuis
Rothschild 1935 is described by Rothschild from Belize (Novitates Zoologicae 39,
p. 240) as having “the dark brown bands of the forewing ...much reduced and
narrower”. My own specimens from Belize do not seem to exhibit this.
Rothschild also expresses the opinion that the species P. alboatra, P.
apicata and P. hamifera are all synonyms of this species.
Seitz is reduced by Watson & Goodger (1986) to a subspecies of P. alboatra
Rothschild. P. borussica is illustrated by Seitz (1925) on pl. 52, fig.
e4; P. alboatra is illustrated by Seitz (1925) on pl. 52, fig. e5 and P.
hamifera is illustrated by Seitz on pl. 52, fig. e6. If these species
are synonymised their name becomes P. unifascia by priority of publication
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