Distribution: southern USA and Antilles.
Type locality: 'England' (West Indies).
Synonyms: Pyralis fascialis Haworth 1803; Botys thalialis
Walker 1859; Anthophila perviana Walker 1865; Pyralis gelidalis
Walker 1866; Thelcteria costaemaculalis Snellen 1887.
Source of record: Dr. Eugene Munroe (pers. comm., 1989).
Method of identification: by comparison with identified speimens in my collection
from the West Indies identified as this species by comparison with specimens in the
Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
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