Distribution: tropical and subtropical America.
Type locality: 'Amer. insulis' (West Indies).
Synonyms: Botys detritalis Guenee 1854;
Botys lycialis Walker 1859;
Botys philealis Walker 1859;
Botys repetitalis Grote 1880;
Botys terolalis Moeschler 1881.
Source of record: Gowdey collection, I.O.J. (as 'Psara bipunctata').
Method of identification: my specimens kindly identified by Dr. Eugene Munroe of Ottawa.
Notes: the larva is the 'Southern Beet Webworm', a pest on beet and related plants.
There is very probably more than one species under this name.
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