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Species Gonodonta sinaldus - Hodges#8538

Citrus Fruit-piercer (almost) - Gonodonta sinaldus Citrus Fruit-piercer (almost) - Gonodonta sinaldus Gonodonta at bait - Gonodonta sinaldus Gonodonta at bait, dorsal view - Gonodonta sinaldus Unknown Moth - Gonodonta sinaldus Gonodonta sinaldus Moth - Gonodonta sinaldus Gonodonta sinaldus
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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
Species sinaldus (Gonodonta sinaldus - Hodges#8538)
Hodges Number
8538
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gonodonta sinaldus Guenée, 1852
Identification
Adult: forewing has large dark brown to blackish patch with smoothly curved distal edge; lighter grayish-brown shading at base of wing, along costa, beyond PM line, and in small semicircular patch along inner margin; whitish line parallels costa before curving inward near base; hindwing gray distally, yellow or orangish basally
Range
Common from the Mexican border north to Concan in the Texas Hill Country; sporadic records north to at least Dallas; south at least to Trinidad and Columbia.
See Also
Citrus Fruit-piercer (Gonodonta nutrix) forewing has broad pale strip along costa; species occurs in Florida
Gonodonta pyrgo forewing has pale strip along costa, and lacks distinctly-outlined dark patch (link dead)
Gonodonta indentata forewing patch has irregular or jagged distal edge; species has not yet been recorded north of Mexico (link dead)
Internet References
108 pinned adult images showing dorsal and ventral views of 54 specimens from Costa Rica (All-Leps)
pinned adult image and distribution (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Belize)
presence in Texas; list (Dale Clark, Moths of Dallas County, Texas)