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Species Anomis luridula - Hodges#8549

WBC noctuid (?) moth - Anomis luridula Anomis (near) impasta - Anomis luridula Anomis luridula
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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 luridula (Anomis luridula - Hodges#8549)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anomis luridula (Guenée, 1852)
A. derogata (Walker 1857)
A. umbrata (Schaus 1911)
A. professorum (Schaus 1923)
Apparently widespread in the tropics, including Costa Rica and the Galapagos, north at least to Texas.
"Thesaurus of Agricultural Organisms: Pests, Weeds, and Diseases" suggests that A. texana and A. luridula are synonyms (and gives the common name "small cotton leafworm"). But MPG lists the two species separately. Very little background information is available on-line under either name.