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Genus Gonodonta

Citrus Fruit-piercer - Gonodonta nutrix Citrus Fruit-piercer - Gonodonta nutrix Caterpillar ID - Gonodonta nutrix Moth(?) caterpillar eating pond apple (Annona glabra) - Gonodonta nutrix Gonodonta unica Hodges#8541 - Gonodonta unica Citrus Fruit-piercer - Gonodonta nutrix Citrus Fruit-piercer - Gonodonta nutrix
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Classification
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
Numbers
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
Identification
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
Range
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)