Josia gigantea originally described in Josiomorpha (Arctiidae)James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThe largest Josia (except perhaps for its sister species Josia neblina), distributed from southern Mexico to Colombia. Larvae have been recorded from Passiflora sexflora and P. apatela in Costa Rica.
CharacteristicsUnmistakable due to its large size. It is generally similar in appearance to the allopatric J. neblina, but the two differ in genitalic morphology (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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