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Species Anomis erosa - Yellow Scallop Moth - Hodges#8545

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Scoliopteryginae
Tribe Anomini
Genus Anomis
Species erosa (Yellow Scallop Moth - Hodges#8545)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Abutilon Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anomis erosa (Hübner, 1821)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930602
Nine Anomis species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Forewing length 12-13 mm.(2)
Southern Arizona to the Atlantic coast.
The eastern population has been known to migrate north as far as Quebec.(2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Most records are from August to October.
Adults fly May to October in western Texas.(2)
Larval host is wild and cultivated cotton, hibiscus, hollyhock, okra, rose-mallow, velvet leaf, and other Malvaceae species.
Dalton State College cautions that A. erosa cannot be positively distinguished from A. flava without dissecting the genitalia.
See Also
Tropical Anomis Moth - Anomis flava
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 26.(1)
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 256, pl. 43.18.(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - map with some collection dates, photos of living and pinned adults.
Larry Line's Moths of Maryland - photo of pinned adult.
Butterflies and Moth of North America - species page with photos.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.