24 September 2016

Anumeta asiatica moth - Record by Mansur Al Fahad

Mansur has recently sent me a few moths he has caught near Riyadh and managed to identify. One such moth was Anumeta asiatica a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in southwestern Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and in the Arava Valley in Israel. There is one generation per year with adults are on wing from May to August. It occurs mainly in sandy areas and depressions with silty alluvial soils and along seasonal waterways with contracted shrub and semi-shrub thickets often dominated by Atriplex ssp., Calligonum comosum and Ochradenus baccats.