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Syntomeida melanthus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Arctiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Syntomeida
Similar  Horama plumipes, Macrocneme chrysitis, Ctenucha cressonana, Cosmosoma teuthras, Syntomeida epilais

Syntomeida melanthus, the Black-banded Wasp Moth, is a moth in the Arctiidae family. It was described by Cramer in 1779. It is found in Arizona, southern and western Texas, the West Indies, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Venezuela.

In the United States, adults have been recorded on wing from April to June and again from August to November.

The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, mostly in the Convolvulaceae family.

Subspecies

  • Syntomeida melanthus melanthus
  • Syntomeida melanthus albifasciata Butler, 1876 (Honduras, Mexico)
  • References

    Syntomeida melanthus Wikipedia


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