This species is poorly known. Rindge (1964) states that markings are very similar to signataria but more obscure and fuzzy.
Distribution pattern: Gulf Coast This species was originally described by Walker (1960) from "East Florida." Rindge (1964) reports that there have been no specimens collected from FL since--only from southern TX.
There is a Mexican subspecies that occurs in Veracruz and Oaxaca (Rindge 1964).
Rindge FH. 1964. A revision of the genera Melanolophia, Pherotesia, and Melanotesia. Bulletin of the AMNH 126 (3): 308.