Distribution: USA and Bahamas (form bella); Jamaica, Cuba and
venusta); Puerto Rico, Haiti and St.Thomas (form stretchii);
(form ornatrix), and throughout central and tropical South America with a
large degree of overlap between these forms.
Type Locality: North America.
Synonyms: Deiopeia stretchii Butler 1877; Deiopeia pura
Butler 1877; Utetheisa
daphoena Dyar 1914; Utetheisa butleri Dyar 1914 and many others.
Source of record: Gowdey collection, I.O.J..
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by Kimball (1965) pl. 3, fig. 45.
Notes: The forms of U. ornatrix
are discussed by Pease (1972).
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