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990540.0019540Omphisa anastomosalis – (Guenée, 1854)
Distribution Data for Omphisa anastomosalis
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Distribution: Indo-Australian (1)
and Size:
wing span ~33mm
Larva and
Host Plants:
Host records of importance include Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton) and Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato) (1).
Field Marks:
Base of forewings reddish brown. Wing fringe pale yellow. Wings distinctively marked with reddish brown lines between windows of pale yellow/white. Handwing patterned similarly.
Similar Species: Although adults can superficially appear similar to other crambids, such as Sammea ecclesialis, O. anastomosalis has a distinctive wing pattern that can be used to confirm identity. S. ecclesialis has fewer “window panes” and the wings are dominated by dark brown markings, it has a complete dark band along the termen. O. anastomosalis has pale yellow window panes separated by conspicuous brownish-orange veins along the termen, and forewings have fewer dark markings.
  • (1) Natural History Museum: HOSTS- website
Data compiled and contributed by Christi Jaeger, MEM from references cited.

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