Ephialtias dorsispilotaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA species ranging from Costa Rica to Colombia. Larvae have been found feeding on Lindackeria laurina (Achariaceae), a unique host family for Dioptinae (Miller 2009).
CharacteristicsSuperficially very similar to and often conflated with E. pseudena, but they are easily distinguished by the coloration of the abdominal venter: dark brown in E. dorsispilota, white in E. pseudena (Miller 2009).
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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