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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Scoliopteryginae > Anomini > Anomis

Anomis mesogona Walker, [1858]

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Similar species: Anomis involuta (Walker, [1858]) (=Gonitis involuta (Walker, [1858]))
MON Pl. 49/12 as Anomis involuta.
Gonitis involuta Walker, [1858]; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1003; TL: Ceylon. Text at
Hampson, FBI, Vol. 2, Pg. 409, # 2301 as Cosmophila sabulifera. Mentions that involuta differs from mesogona by the FW antemedial line being bent outwards between v.1 and inner margin; post-medial incurved before cell. Smaller size. 
Anomis involuta: 32-38 mm
Anomis mesogona: 42-44 mm

Anomis Hübner, [1821] known species from India.
Anomis combinans (Walker 1858). Sri Lanka.
Anomis discisigna (Hampson, 1894). India: Sikkim, NE Himalaya.
Anomis figlina Butler 1889. Sri Lanka; India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Anomis flava (Fabricius, 1775). India: Himalaya.
Anomis fulvida Guenée 1852. Sri Lanka.
Anomis guttanivis (Walker, [1858]). Indian Subregion.
Anomis involuta (Walker, [1858]). Nepal; India.
Anomis mesogona (Walker 1858). Sri Lanka; India.
Anomis nigritarsis (Walker 1858). Sri Lanka; India.
Anomis sabulifera (Guenée 1852). Sri Lanka; India. African species ?
Anomis trilineata (Moore, 1883). India: Mumbai, Maharashtra.


  1. Hampson, G. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae, pg 408, # 2300 as Cosmophila mesogona.
  2. Holloway, J. D. 2005. The Moths of Borneo. Part 15/16. Noctuidae, Catocalini. [accessed 01 Sep 2016]
  3. web application at [accessed 01 Sep 2016]
Changed genus from Gonitis to Anomis on 21 Jul 2021 (Geetha Iyer). 

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Bhanu, P & Singh, R. 2022. Anomis mesogona Walker, [1858]. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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