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Lesser Cotton Leaf-worm Moth

Anomis texana


Unusual orange moth, 2 cm long. This species is a pest of cotton, although I have never seen it before and cotton is not grown in the mountains of Chiapas.


Came to an ultraviolet light in the garden, San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.


The reference listed cites studies conducted in Peru with this moth, where pest control by natural enemies was found to be more effective than the use of insecticides.

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Cotton Semi-looper Moth
Anomis texana Lepidoptera Barcode of Life

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LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Thank you so much Despina for the identification. :)

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 28, 2013
Submitted on Sep 10, 2013

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