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Genus Anomis

Okra Leafworm Moth - Hodges#8551 (Anomis illita) ? - Anomis illita Hodges #8545 - Yellow Scallop Moth - Anomis erosa Anomis illita Yellow Scallop Moth - Hodges#8545 - Anomis erosa Anomis erosa Okra Leafworm - Anomis illita Moth help - Anomis erosa Caterpillar Feeding on Caesarweed (urena lobata)-1 - Anomis illita
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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
Other Common Names
A. flava larva called Cotton Looper
A. flava adult called Yellow Scallop Moth by Ohio State U. but called Tropical Anomis by Ontario Min. Natural Resources (OMNR)
A. erosa adult called Yellow Scallop Moth by OMNR
Nine Anomis species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
2 species in eastern Canada: erosa, flava (CBIF)
1 species in western Canada: erosa (CBIF)
Dalton State College cautions that A. erosa cannot be positively distinguished from A. flava without dissecting the genitalia.
Print References
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - pinned Anomis adults and related species for comparison.
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 .