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Cotton Semi-looper Moth - Anomis flava

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Cotton Semi-looper Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
Picture taken late summer in our backyard on the Hibiscus plants. The moth is golden yellow in colour with brown pattern. 
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Light form                                                                 Dark form                                                              Picture taken in Yugarapul Park on Nov 2008

The caterpillar is hairless, green in colour with white between segments. Because the caterpillar also feeds on cotton, this species is consider as pest in cotton farming. 
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They are known as semi-looper and move in looper style, as those Looper Caterpillars in GEOMETRIDAE family. 
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1. Anomis flava (Fabricius, 1775) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.
2. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p449, Fig44.12. 

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Last updated: November 29, 2011.