Josia insinceraJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThis species is apparently endemic to Venezuela, where it is relatively common. Larvae have been reared on Passiflora biflora.
CharacteristicsNote that the background color of the forewings is olive brownish, in contrast to the black background coloration of the hindwings. This feature is shared in common with the allopatric Brazilian species J. mononeura and J. similis.
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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