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Anomis involuta (Walker, [1858])

Best separated from the Afrotropical species Anomis sabulifera (Guenée, 1852) by examinng male genitalia.
Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Angled Gem/Jute Semi-looper Anomis sabulifera (Guenée, 1852)
  1. Gonitis sabulifera Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 6 (Noct. 2): 404,  Atlas (Noctuelites): pl. 11, f. 6; TL: Abyssinia
  4. [accessed 24 June 2021]
Anomis sabulifera (Guenée, 1852) is treated as the Afrotropical species vide Holloway, 2005. Best separated from Anomis involuta by examining male genitalia. 

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. Gonitis involuta Walker, [1858]; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1003; TL: Ceylon. 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 49/12. 
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 409, # 2301 as Cosmophila sabulifera. Both A. involuta and A. sabulifera are described.
  4. [accessed 24 June 2021] for Anomis involuta
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Anonymous. 2022. Anomis involuta (Walker, [1858]). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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