Distribution: tropical and subtropical America.
Type locality: West Indies.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 61; M.J.C.B. collection.
Method of identification: illustrated in black and white by Todd (1978) figs.
1-3 and by Kimball (1965) pl. 13, fig. 37.
Notes: the larva is the 'Tobacco Budworm', a pest of Solanaceous crops. This
species can be separated from the similar H. subflexa Guenee 1852 (which has
surprisingly not been recorded from Jamaica) as subflexa has pure white hindwings.
subflexa is illustrated in black and white by Kimball (1965) pl. 13, fig. 38.
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