Martinique, Fond St-Denis, Deux Choux, 17-VI-85.


Martinique, Fond St-Denis, Deux Choux, 27-VIII-84.


Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre, 23-VIII-65, coll. G. Branger.


St-Kitts, Milliken Estate, 8-XII-83.

Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner, 1818

Noctuidae Ophiderinae


Anticarsia detrahens (Walker)
Anticarsia spiloleuca (Walker)
Anticarsia subducta (Walker)
Anticarsia subsignata (Walker)
Anticarsia costalis (Walker)
Anticarsia monstratura (Walker)
Anticarsia leucospila (Walker)
Anticarsia infumata (Felder & Rogenhofer)
Anticarsia gemina (Maassen)

Biology and distribution

Larva on Fabaceae, sometimes reported as a pest of cultivated beans. Pinchon found it in Martinique on Agati grandiflora.

A very common species everywhere, specially abundant in xerophilic zones of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
St-Martin, St-Bartholomew, La Désirade, Marie-Galante.

St-Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St-Lucia, St-Vincent.
Throughout the Greater Antilles (Hispaniola, type specimens of A. spiloleuca, A. subducta and A. monstratura).

Throughout continental America, from Canada to Argentina.



The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described (Heath et al, 1983, J. chem. Ecol., 9: 645-656). It consists of :

Source: Pherolist, a database on sex pheromones and attractants in Lepidoptera.
Male genitalia (JPG 82 Kb).
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