Should be merged with P. graphica (http://eol.org/pages/158431), as per review of N.A. Butterflies by Opler and Wilson (2003) which indicates that Phyciodes graphica, described in April, 1869, supersedes P. vesta (W.H. Edwards, 1869), which was described in September-October, 1869; see Lamas, G., editor. (in press). Checklist: Part 4A. Papilionoidea – Hesperioidea in: Heppner, J.B., editor. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, Florida. --- Merged.