Anomis psamathodes (Turner, 1902)
(formerly known as Cosmophila psamathodes)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Maleny, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with dark markings including a vague dark submarginal line, and other angular dark lines, and a small white spot and a small black spot in the cell. The forewing margins have a well developed cusp at the midway point. The hindwings are plain pale brown, with scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Gonitis psamathodes)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    The adult moths look remarkably like those of Anomis definata.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1908), p. 108.


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    (written 18 May 2020)