Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Genus Gonodonta

8540 - Citrus Leafminer Moth - Gonodonta nutrix - Gonodonta nutrix Gonodonta bidens - Hodges #8542.1 - Gonodonta bidens Gonodonta incurva - Hodges #8542 - Gonodonta incurva Gonodonta sicheas - Hodges #8537 - Gonodonta sicheas Citrus Fruit-piercer ... final instar larva making its cocoon - Gonodonta nutrix Citrus Fruit-piercer Adult - Gonodonta nutrix Citrus Fruit-piercer  - Gonodonta nutrix Gonodonta sinaldus
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Calpinae (Fruit-piercing Moths)
Tribe Calpini
Genus Gonodonta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gonodonta Hübner, 1818
7 species in North America listed at All-Leps
5 species in Florida: bidens, incurva, nutrix, sicheas, unica; 2 others (pyrgo, sinaldus) occur in the southwest
Adult: forewing dark brown to blackish (with pale strip along costa in some species); hindwing with large yellow or orange patch in several species, but uniformly dark in some species

Larva: body smooth, mostly black with variable orange and white spots or patches
a tropical genus: southern United States through Mexico to Paraguay
Internet References
pinned adult images of 5 North American species: G. bidens, incurva, pyrgo, sicheas, sinaldus, plus several tropical species of Gonodonta (All-Leps)
pinned adult image of G. pyrgo (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeast Arizona)