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8540 - Citrus Fruit-piercer Moth - Gonodonta nutrix

8540 - Citrus Fruit-piercer Moth - Gonodonta nutrix
Florida City, Dade County, Florida, USA
June 28, 2006
Going to the Everglades? Visit Jack's Bait and Tackle at the south end of Florida City on Rte. 1 (35412 S. Federal Hwy.). Tell Joey Russo I sent you to snag moths off the glass storefront. Check the lights out back. Ask for the stepladder if you need it. It's a moth-ers heaven! That's where this cool jewel came from. Photographed up the road a bit in my photo suite at the Days Inn (room 123 for the record, the toilet leaked).

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8540 - Citrus Fruit-piercer Moth - Gonodonta nutrix 8540 - Citrus Leafminer Moth - Gonodonta nutrix - Gonodonta nutrix

Citrus Fruit-piercer
Images moved from genus page to new species page.

Note that the common name "Citrus Leafminer" on the MPG page refers to Phyllocnistis citrella (Hodges # 854.1), directly below the Gonodonta nutrix entry on John Heppner's list of common names of Florida Lepidoptera.