Crocomela erectistria Warren


 Family: Erebidae

Subfamily: Arctiinae

Tribe: Arctiini

Subtribe: Pericopina

Host plants:

  • Has been observed feeding on an unknown plant in the Boraginaceae








Collection site: Various, Napo Province




Female (dorsal view)


Female (ventral view)

Photos & Determinations of adults: Suzanne Rab Green
Photos of immatures: CAPEA collections




Caterpillar common name:



Caterpillar behavior & description:

The larvae of this species feed in groups.
Only one group has been collected at our study site


Rearing results and development time:



Host plants:

  • Has been observed feeding on an unknown plant in the Boraginaceae.







Collection sites:

Caterpillars were collected inside primary forests, partially reforested pastures and next to roads along an altitudinal transect from 400m (Tena) to 3500m (Papallacta) in the vicinity of the Yanayacu Biological Station and Center for Creative Studies (YBS: S 00° 35.9' W 77° 53.4': 2100 m), 5km west of Cosanga, Napo province of eastern Ecuador.  


Voucher locations & numbers:

@ American Museum of Natural History : B840, B841, B842
@ University of Nevada Reno (UNR): n.a.


Adult identification status:


Compared with collections @, USNM &BMNH
Specimens dissected by S. Rab Green:
Reared male # B841 located @ , genitalia slide SRG #133


Original description of adult:

Warren, W. 1904. New American Thyrididae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae.
Novitates Zoologicae 11: 17.


Type locality:

Ecuador: Baños, Eastern Ecuador.


Known distribution range: