Colombia, Cesar, San Alberto, 2-III-87, P. Zagatti leg.
Laboratory strain, ex Honduras, 3-X-94.
The species described by Guenée (Xylomyges sunia) was a Cucullinae known as Neogalea esula (Druce), (type specimen in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris).
Polyphagous larva, easily reared on Amaranthus.
Common in xerophilic zone in Guadeloupe.
Martinique: Fonds St-Denis: Deux Choux.
St-Kitts, Antigua, Dominica, St-Lucia, St-Vincent, Grenada.
Throughout the Greater Antilles (Dominican Republic: type specimen of S. albula).
From the south of the United States to tropical America: Colombia, Brazil, French Guyana.
The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described without biological evaluation (Bestmann et al, 1988, J. chem. Ecol., 14: 683-690, under the name of Spodoptera sunia). It consists of:
Antachara diminuta : Dark border on hindwings.
Spodoptera eridania : Base of forewings without black line.