Distribution: tropical and subtropical America.
Type locality: Brazil/Colombia.
Synonyms: Samea castellalis Guenee 1854;
Samea luccusalis Walker 1859;
Samea disertalis Walker 1866.
Source of record: M.J.C.B. collection. Listed by Gowdey (1926).
Method of identification: my specimens kindly identified by Dr. Eugene Munroe of Ottawa.
Illustrated in black and white by Amsel (1956) pl. 94, fig.s. 4 & 5 (adult) and pl.42, fig. 2 (genitalia).
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