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Genus Gondysia

Dysgonia smithii - Gondysia smithii Smith's Darkwing Moth - Hodges#8726 - Gondysia smithii Neadysgonia - Gondysia similis Gondysia telma Larva Light Form - Gondysia telma Gondysia telma Pupation - Gondysia telma Gondysia similis Gondysia smithii Gondysia
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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Gondysia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gondysia Berio, 1955
Formerly Neadysgonia (1)
Dysgonia Hübner, [1823]
Numbers
There are four named species of Gondysia in America north of Mexico.(1)
Identification
Adults:
One species is easy to separate from the others, because it is usually very lightly marked and may be missing the AM & PM lines:

The three remaining species are separated primarily by checking the shape of the PM line. Two of the species are visually identical and cannot be separated from an image alone:
The PM line has only two arcs: Gondysia consobrina

The PM line has three arcs: Gondysia smithii or telma
Unless you have evidence of rearing, dissection or a DNA test, the images of moths in these two species should be placed ----> here

Larvae:
Range
Most species are widespread in the south-eastern USA. (2)(3)
Print References
Sullivan, JB and A. Legrain 2013. Gondysia preceeded Neadysgonia (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Erebinae), a new generic synonymy from Southeastern United States – Corrigendum.(1)