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Anoba polyspila (Walker, 1865)

Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Anoba Walker, 1858 species known from India
Anoba pectinata (Hampson, 1896) (Baniana). India (TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya; NE Himalaya, S. India); Sri Lanka. 
Anoba noda (Swinhoe, 1899) (Iluza). India (Karwar, Goa). 
Anoba lunifera (Hampson, 1894) (Baniana). India (TL: Ganjam, Odisha). 
Anoba polyspila (Walker, 1865) (Athyrma). India (N. India); Bangladesh.
Anoba sinuata (Fabricius, 1775) (Noctua). India (Maharashtra). 
Anoba tessellata (Moore, 1867) (Athyrma). India (West Bengal). 

Anoba pectinata (Hampson, 1896) is close to Anoba polyspila (Walker, 1865), which Hampson (1896) states hardly differs from Anoba pectinata. Anoba pectinata (Hampson, 1896) male has pectinate antennae as shown in FBI, Hampson, Vol. 2, Fig. 289, pg. 514. 

Females of Anoba pectinata and Anoba polyspila are more difficult to separate. 
Online discussions on how to separate these two species are mentioned here: 

Anoba rigida (extra-limital to India) see Holloway, 2005 (references).
Anoba rigida at
  1. Athyrma polyspila Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 966; TL: North Hindostan; Silhet. Text at
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 12/28 as Bessacta polyspila
Note: Numerous individuals of this species were incorrectly identified as Anoba pectinata. This error was corrected and the individuals were moved to the polyspila species page (SS, 7 Dec 2021). 

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Anoba polyspila (Walker, 1865). 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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