Laboratory strain, ex Guadeloupe, 25-VIII-94.
Laboratory strain, ex Guadeloupe, 11-X-94.
Polyphagous larva, frequently found on vegetable crops (tomato and egg-plant in the Antilles).
Very common everywhere in Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Throughout the Antilles (Jamaica: type specimen of S. latifascia).
From the south of the United States to Central America, replaced in South America by the sibling species S. cosmioides (Walker) (Lalanne-Cassou and Silvain, in press).
The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described (Monti et al, 1995, J. chem. Ecol., 21: 641-660). It consists of: