Distribution: eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida; Antilles
east to Antigua (Todd and Poole (1980) note it as being absent from Jamaica).
Type locality: North America.
Synonyms: Prodenia eudiopta Guenee 1852;
Prodenia flavimedia Harvey 1875;
Prodenia lineatella Harvey 1875;
Prodenia praefica formeudioptoides Barnes & Benjamin 1923.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 63 (as 'Prodenia ornithogalli').
Method of identification: illustrated in black and white by Todd & Poole (1980)
figs. 5 & 6 (adults) and 31 & 45 (genitalia).
Notes: Todd and Poole (1980) state specifically that the species is absent from
Jamaica, so Gowdey's record may be a misidentification for latifascia or
pulchella. The larva is the 'Yellow Striped Armyworm'.
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