|Species Type||Day-Flying Moth|
|Environment||Primary & Secondary Rainforests: Riverbanks|
|Average Wingspan||70 mm (2.8 in)|
|Related Species||Urania Swallowtail Moth|
The Green-banded Urania is a day-flying moth found along riverbanks in primary and secondary rainforests at elevations between sea level and 800 m (2,600 ft), in tropical zones in South America east of the Andes Mountains, which includes Brazil, northern Bolivia, eastern Columbia and Ecuador, French Guiana, eastern Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, and Venezuela. It is also reported as a vagrant to central and northern Lesser Antilles locations such as Barbados, Dominica, and St. Kitts.
As with other Urania species, Green-banded Urania caterpillars feed exclusively upon the toxic Omphalea.
They are very similar to and sometimes confused for their relatives, the Urania Swallowtail Moth. However, the Urania Swallowtail is found west of the Andes in South and Central America, including Mexico, and they are slightly smaller and have less white to the "tail". The two species are treated as conspecific.