Distribution: Central and South America; Antilles.
Type locality: unknown.
Synonyms: Margarodes aurocostalis Guenee 1854; Margarodes imitalis Guenee 1854.
Source of record: Gowdey (1926) (as 'Margaronia aurocostalis').
Method of identification: by comparison with specimens from elsewhere in
the Caribbean which I have dissected and which match to the image of male genitalia of
Diaphania costata given by Amsel (1956) pl. 46, fig. 2.
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