Distribution: southern USA; Central and South America; Antilles.
Type locality: Surinam.
Synonyms: Eulepidotis politaria Hubner 1823;
Phalaena politata Fabricius 1781;
Urapteryx politiata Guenee 1858;
Nepheloleuca politia atomaria Dyar 1914;
Nepheloleuca politia illiturata Guenee 1858 (as species).
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926); M.J.C.B. record.
Method of identification: my specimens kindly identified by M. Claude Herbulot, Paris.
Notes: it is possible that the related species N. complicata Guenee may also be
present as it is found throughout the region. According to Schaus (1940) it differs from
politia by having a black point in the angle of the hindwing.
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