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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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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: 30 Jun 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AngolaPresent
BeninPresent
Burkina FasoPresent
CameroonPresent
ChadPresent
Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresent
Côte d'IvoirePresent
EthiopiaPresent
GambiaPresent
GhanaPresent
KenyaPresent
MadagascarPresent
MalawiPresent
MaliPresent
MauritiusPresent
NigerPresent
NigeriaPresent
Saint HelenaPresent
-AscensionPresent
SenegalPresent
SomaliaPresent
SudanPresent
TanzaniaPresent
TogoPresent
UgandaPresent
ZambiaPresent
ZimbabwePresent

Asia

CambodiaPresent
ChinaPresent, Localized
-AnhuiPresent
-HenanPresent
-HubeiPresent
-HunanPresent
-JiangsuPresent
-JiangxiPresent
-ShandongPresent
-ShanxiPresent
-SichuanPresent
-ZhejiangPresent
Hong KongPresent
IndiaPresent, Widespread
-AssamPresent
-GujaratPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-SikkimPresent
IndonesiaPresent, Localized
-Irian JayaPresent
-JavaPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
LaosPresent
MalaysiaPresent
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresent
-SarawakPresent
MyanmarPresent
PakistanPresent
PhilippinesPresent
South KoreaPresent
Sri LankaPresent
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent
VietnamPresent
Yemen
-SocotraPresent

North America

Costa RicaPresent
MexicoPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent
United StatesPresent
-AlabamaPresent
-FloridaPresentOriginal citation: Crumb (1936)
-GeorgiaPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-South CarolinaPresent
-TexasPresent
-VirginiaPresent

Oceania

American SamoaPresent
AustraliaPresent, Localized
-New South WalesPresent, Localized
-Northern TerritoryPresent, Localized
-QueenslandPresent
-South AustraliaPresent, Localized
-Western AustraliaPresent, Localized
Cook IslandsPresent
FijiPresent
French PolynesiaPresent
-Marquesas IslandsPresent
GuamPresent
New CaledoniaPresent
Northern Mariana IslandsPresent, Widespread
Papua New GuineaPresent
SamoaPresent
Solomon IslandsPresent
TongaPresent
VanuatuPresent

South America

Brazil
-Sao PauloPresent
GuyanaPresent

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 Arthropods|Larvae
Apanteles anomidis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis wuhanensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite
Cantheconidia furcellata Predator
Charops bicolor Parasite
Euborellia pallipes Predator
Granulosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Meteorus pulchricornis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Podisus maculiventris Predator
Sigalphus irrorator Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Trichogramma chilonis Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite Eggs China; Shanxi cotton
Voria ruralis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Winthemia lateralis Parasite Arthropods|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, 2021. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

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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