Distribution: tropical America.
Type locality: 'Americae Meridionalis'.
Synonyms: Phalaena commelinae J.E. Smith 1797;
Phalaena marmorea Sepp 1840.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 63
(as 'Prodenia dolichos'); M.J.C.B. collection.
Method of identification: illustrated in black and white by Todd & Poole (1980)
fig. 15 (adult) and figs. 35 & 49 (genitalia).
Notes: fresh specimens are easily recognised from the dark longitudinal marks on
Worn specimens probably need to be dissected to distinguish them from S. androgea
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