Josia megaera originally described in BombyxJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
J. megaera exhibits postdiscal transverse orange bands on the forewings like its geographically disjunct sister taxon , from which it exhibits differences of the male genitalia (two clawlike cornuti on the apex of the vesica). Lyces minuta shares a superficially similar wing pattern, perhaps due to mimetic convergence.
- Josiodes fasciata
- Josia fruhstorferi
- Josia putata
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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