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Caterpillar ID - Gonodonta nutrix

Caterpillar ID - Gonodonta nutrix
Plantation, Broward County, Florida, USA
July 4, 2008
Size: 1 inch
Found several of these on a sugar apple tree. Thanks

Moved from Gonodonta.

We seem to remember that Gonodonta
is a Pond Apple eater, in the guide here

Thanks, J & J
I repeated the HOSTS search with USA instead of Nearctic, and got Gonodonta unica as the top choice - here. I see our info page for G. nutrix also lists Annona as a host plant, though. Makes me wonder how many of the other spp. (five in FL - see here) also host on it.

Any chance you could raise these in captivity for a definitive adult ID?

Thanks everyone
After a severe thunderstorm last night, both specimens were gone.

Too bad (for us)
I will move to the genus level, as I think we can at least be confident of that.

I don't know
Knowing the hostplant is often helpful, but in this case, I did a search on Annona (Sugar-apple) and Nearctic, in the HOSTS database, but couldn't find images of all the species listed as a result, to compare to. It's striking enough it seems likely someone will recognize it, though.

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