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Cotton semi-looper (398) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Cotton semi-looper, okra caterpillar

Scientific Name

Anomis flava; it was previously known as Cosmophila flava. It is a moth of the Erebidae.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and Arora R et al. Integrated pest management of cotton in Punjab, India. University of Minnesota. (; and from CABI (2018) Anomis flava (semi-looper). Crop Protection Compendium. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/18: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Pacific Community.

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