Distribution: tropical America.
Type locality: St. Thomas.
Synonyms: Xylina esula Druce 1889;
Neogalea braziliensis Hampson 1906.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 63 (as 'Xylomiges sunia');
listed by Hampson (1909a) p. 274 (but N.B. - both may be misidentifications of
Spodoptera albula (see below)).
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by Hampson (1909a)
pl. 129, fig. 2.
Notes: this species was previously known as Neogalea esula Druce and had
been misidentified as Spodoptera albula (= 'sunia') - which may
also be present in Jamaica and is catalogued here - until the catalogue
of Poole (1989) pointed out the error. The specimen illustrated here is from St. Martin
in the Lesser Antilles.
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