Distribution: southern USA to Brazil; Antilles.
Type locality: West Indies.
Synonyms: Grapholita subapicana Walker 1863;
Agrophila rudisana Walker 1865;
Spragueia inornata Grote 1882;
Spragueia sordida Grote 1883;
Emmelia variegata Moeschler 1890;
Spragueia canofusa Hampson 1898;
Spragueia tarasca Schaus 1904.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 65; Jamaica is a Type Locality of
Method of identification: illustrated in black and white by Hampson (1910b) p.
666, text fig. 188 and in colour (as 'Heliocontia margana') by Kimball (1965) pl. 4, figs. 30 and 36.
Notes: the larval foodplant is given by Poole
(1989) as Melochia carihosifolia.
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