Agapema galbina (Clemens, 1860)

Agapema galbina (Clemens, 1860)

Recorded host plants:
Condalia ericoides  (Rhamnaceae) “Javelin bush”
Condalia hookeri (Rhamnaceae) “Bluewood condalia”
Condalia spathulata (Rhamnaceae) “Knifeleaf condalia”
Sarcobatus vermiculatus  (Sarcobataceae) “Greasewood”

Recommendations: Agapema galbina, as with all Agapema species,  seems closely associated with Rhamnaceae. Records on this scarce species seem unclear. This once common species has not been recorded in North America since the 1960s and may be extinct in the United States, although the species still occurs in Mexico. Condalia species should give the best results in captivity.

Common name:
“ Tamaulipan agapema”
Distribution: Mexico, United States(??)

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Citations: Coppens, B. 2019


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