Hypercompe icasia

Hypercompe icasia is a moth of the family Erebidae first described by Pieter Cramer in 1777. It is widely distributed in South America[1] and is also found on Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.[2]

Hypercompe icasia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Hypercompe
H. icasia
Binomial name
Hypercompe icasia
(Cramer, [1777])
  • Phalaena icasia Cramer, [1777]
  • Bombyx lantanae Fabricius, 1793
  • Hypercombe eridane Hübner, [1819]

Larvae have been recorded feeding on Apium, Cecropia, Cissus, Citrus, Erechtites, Erythrina, Ipomoea, Musa, Phaseolus, Psidium, Solanum, Vanilla species.


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Hypercompe icasia (Cramer, [1777])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hypercompe icasia (Cramer, 1777)". Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles. Retrieved September 16, 2019.