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Anomis flava
(cotton semi-looper)

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Anomis flava (cotton semi-looper)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Anomis flava
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cotton semi-looper
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Adult©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Anomis flava Fabricius

Preferred Common Name

  • cotton semi-looper

Other Scientific Names

  • Anomis fimbriago (Stephens)
  • Anomis indica (Guenée)
  • Cosmophila auragoides Guenée
  • Cosmophila fimbriago
  • Cosmophila flava Fabricius
  • Cosmophila indica
  • Noctua flava Fabricius

International Common Names

  • English: cotton, looper; cotton, measuringworm; cotton, semilooper; okra, caterpillar; semilooper, green

EPPO code

  • COSPFL (Anomis flava)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Noctuidae
  •                             Genus: Anomis
  •                                 Species: Anomis flava

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AngolaPresentEPPO (2020)
BeninPresentEPPO (2020)
Burkina FasoPresentEPPO (2020)
CameroonPresentEPPO (2020)
ChadPresentEPPO (2020)
Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresentEPPO (2020)
Côte d'IvoirePresentEPPO (2020)
EthiopiaPresentEPPO (2020)
GambiaPresentEPPO (2020)
GhanaPresentEPPO (2020)
KenyaPresentEPPO (2020)
MadagascarPresentEPPO (2020)
MalawiPresentEPPO (2020)
MaliPresentEPPO (2020)
MauritiusPresentEPPO (2020)
NigerPresentEPPO (2020)
NigeriaPresentEPPO (2020)
Saint HelenaPresentTams (1924)
-AscensionPresentTams (1924)
SenegalPresentEPPO (2020)
SomaliaPresentEPPO (2020)
SudanPresentEPPO (2020)
TanzaniaPresentEPPO (2020)
TogoPresentEPPO (2020)
UgandaPresentEPPO (2020)
ZambiaPresentEPPO (2020)
ZimbabwePresentEPPO (2020)

Asia

CambodiaPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
ChinaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-AnhuiPresentEPPO (2020)
-HenanPresentEPPO (2020)
-HubeiPresentEPPO (2020)
-HunanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-JiangsuPresentEPPO (2020)
-JiangxiPresentEPPO (2020)
-ShandongPresentEPPO (2020)
-ShanxiPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-SichuanPresentEPPO (2020)
-ZhejiangPresentEPPO (2020)
Hong KongPresentEPPO (2020)
IndiaPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
-AssamPresentTams (1924)
-GujaratPresentEPPO (2020)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI (Undated a)
-SikkimPresentEPPO (2020)
IndonesiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Irian JayaPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
-JavaPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020); CABI (Undated)
IsraelPresentEPPO (2020)
JapanPresentEPPO (2020); Tams (1924)
LaosPresentEPPO (2020)
MalaysiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-SarawakPresentEPPO (2020)
MyanmarPresentTams (1924); Waterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
PakistanPresentEPPO (2020)
PhilippinesPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
South KoreaPresentEPPO (2020)
Sri LankaPresentEPPO (2020)
TaiwanPresentEPPO (2020); Tams (1924)
ThailandPresentAPPPC (1987); Waterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
VietnamPresentAPPPC (1987); Waterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
Yemen
-SocotraPresentTams (1924)

North America

Costa RicaPresentRatnasingham and Hebert (2007)
MexicoPresentTams (1924)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentKaye and Lamont (1927)
United StatesPresentRatnasingham and Hebert (2007)
-AlabamaPresentTams (1924)
-FloridaPresentCABI (Undated); Tams (1924)Original citation: Crumb (1936)
-GeorgiaPresentCrumb (1956)
-LouisianaPresentFolsom (1936); Crumb (1956)
-South CarolinaPresentRainwater (1936)
-TexasPresentCrumb (1956)
-VirginiaPresentCrumb (1956)

Oceania

American SamoaPresentEPPO (2020)
AustraliaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-New South WalesPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Northern TerritoryPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-QueenslandPresentEPPO (2020)
-South AustraliaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Western AustraliaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
Cook IslandsPresentEPPO (2020)
FijiPresentEPPO (2020); Tams (1924)
French PolynesiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Marquesas IslandsPresentTams (1924)
GuamPresentEPPO (2020)
New CaledoniaPresentEPPO (2020)
Northern Mariana IslandsPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
Papua New GuineaPresentEPPO (2020)
SamoaPresentEPPO (2020); Tams (1924)
Solomon IslandsPresentEPPO (2020)
TongaPresentEPPO (2020)
VanuatuPresentEPPO (2020)

South America

Brazil
-Sao PauloPresentLara et al. (2012)
GuyanaPresentTams (1924)

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aleiodes aligharensi Parasite Larvae
Apanteles anomidis Parasite Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis wuhanensis Pathogen Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite
Cantheconidia furcellata Predator
Charops bicolor Parasite
Euborellia pallipes Predator
Granulosis virus Pathogen Larvae
Meteorus pulchricornis Parasite Larvae
Podisus maculiventris Predator
Sigalphus irrorator Parasite Larvae
Trichogramma chilonis Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite Eggs China; Shanxi cotton
Voria ruralis Parasite Larvae
Winthemia lateralis Parasite Larvae

References

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APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

Crumb, S. E. , 1956. The larvae of the Phalaeniidae USDA Tech Bull 1135.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Folsom, J. W. , 1936. Notes on little-known Cotton Insects., Journal of Economic Entomology, 29(2):282-285 pp.

Kalshoven LGE, Laan PA van der (Reviser and translator), 1981. Pests of crops in Indonesia (revised). Jakarta, Indonesia: Ichtiar Baru, 701 pp.

Kaye, W. J., Lamont, N., 1927. A catalogue of the Trinidad Lepidoptera Heterocera (moths)., Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture, Trinidad and Tobago, 3:144 pp.

Lara, R. I. R., Spera, B. R., Versuti, D. R., Fernandes, D. R. R., Santos-Cividanes, T. M., Perioto, N. W., 2012. Lepidopterans and their parasitoids on okra plants in Riberão Preto (SP, Brazil)., Ciência Rural, 42(4):667-669 http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-84782012000400014&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Rainwater, C. F. , 1936. Occurrence of Aphis medicaginis Koch and Anomis flava fimbriago Steph. on Cotton in South Carolina., Journal of Economic Entomology, 29(1):94-96 pp.

Ratnasingham, S., Hebert, P. D. N., 2007. The Barcode of Life Data System (www.barcoding life.org), Molecular Ecology Notes doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01678.x

Tams, W. H. T. , 1924. Notes on some Species of the Genus Cosmophila Boisd., Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London:20-24 pp.

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.

Distribution References

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. In: Technical Document No. 135, Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Crumb SE, 1956. The larvae of the Phalaeniidae USDA Tech Bull., 1135.

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

Folsom J W, 1936. Notes on little-known Cotton Insects. Journal of Economic Entomology. 29 (2), 282-285 pp. DOI:10.1093/jee/29.2.282

Kaye WJ, Lamont N, 1927. A catalogue of the Trinidad Lepidoptera Heterocera (moths). In: Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture, Trinidad and Tobago, 3 144 pp.

Lara R I R, Spera B R, Versuti D R, Fernandes D R R, Santos-Cividanes T M, Perioto N W, 2012. Lepidopterans and their parasitoids on okra plants in Riberão Preto (SP, Brazil). Ciência Rural. 42 (4), 667-669. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-84782012000400014&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DOI:10.1590/S0103-84782012000400014

Rainwater C F, 1936. Occurrence of Aphis medicaginis Koch and Anomis flava fimbriago Steph. on Cotton in South Carolina. Journal of Economic Entomology. 29 (1), 94-96 pp. DOI:10.1093/jee/29.1.94

Ratnasingham S, Hebert PDN, 2007. The Barcode of Life Data System. In: Molecular Ecology Notes, http://www.barcodinglife.org DOI:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01678.x

Tams W H T, 1924. Notes on some Species of the Genus Cosmophila Boisd. In: Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, London, UK: Royal Entomological Society of London. 20-24 pp.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

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