Distribution: New World tropics.
Type locality: Jamaica.
Synonyms: Samea praelatalis Moeschler 1886.
Source of record: Jamaica is Type Locality. Listed
by Gowdey (1926).
Method of identification: I am not sure which features distinguish
this from S. traducalis Zeller, which is the Old World tropical species.
Illustrated in black and white by Amsel (1956) pl. 82, fig. 2 (adult)
and pl. 30, fig. 5 (genitalia).
Notes: according to Munroe in Heppner (1995) this is a good species,
separate from Synclera traducalis.
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