Samiksha Jaiswal

Anomis nigritarsis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Erebidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Scoliopteryginae
Anomis nigritarsis
Similar  Anomis involuta, Anomis privata, Anomis flava, Anomis sabulifera, Anomis

Anomis nigritarsis is a species of moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in Sri Lanka, India, China (Hainan), Taiwan, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, Queensland, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Adults of ssp. nigritarsis are uniform greyish red, of ssp. albipuncta dark, dull, brick-red and xanthochroa dark and mottled with broad areas of paler colour.

The larvae feed on Hibiscus and Urena species.

Subspecies

  • Anomis nigritarsis (Sri Lanka, India, Hainan, Taiwan, Borneo, Java)
  • Anomis nigritarsis albipuncta Snellen, 1880 (Sulawesi, Moluccas, Queensland, New Caledonia)
  • Anomis nigritarsis xanthochroa Butler, 1886 (Solomons, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga)
  • References

    Anomis nigritarsis Wikipedia


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