Anticarsia gemmatalis

Distribution: tropical and subtropical America.
Type locality: Surinam.
Synonyms: Hypernaria detrahens Walker 1858; Plaxia spilolecua Walker 1858; Plaxia subducta Walker 1858; Remigia subsignata Walker 1858; Thermesia costalis Walker 1858; Thermesia monstratura Walker 1858; Hypernaria leucospila Walker 1865; Thermesia infumata Felder & Rogenhofer 1874; Thermesia gemina Maassen 1890.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 67; M.J.C.B. collection.
Method of identification: illustrated in black and white by Kimball (1965) pl. 17, figs. 13, 14 and 15.
Notes: this is an extraordinarily variable species. A few forms are illustrated. The larva is the 'Velvetbean Caterpillar'.