Gonodonta nutrix

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Gonodonta nutrix
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Gonondonta nutrix
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Gonodonta
Species:
G. nutrix
Binomial name
Gonodonta nutrix
Cramer, 1780
Synonyms
  • Gonodonta acmeptera

Gonodonta nutrix, the citrus fruitpiercer, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Pieter Cramer in 1780 It is found from in Saint Lucia, Cuba, Jamaica, Florida and from Mexico to Paraguay.

The wingspan is 36–40 mm.

The larvae feed on Annona species, including A. glabra. The adults pierce soft fruits to feed on plant juices. The feeding wound often spoils and renders the fruit unsalable.

References[edit]

  • Wagner, David L.; Schweitzer, Dale F.; Sullivan, J. Bolling & Reardon, Richard C. (2011). Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691150420.
  • "Gonodonta nutrix (Stoll, 1780)". Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  • McLeod, Robin (January 20, 2017). "Species Gonodonta nutrix - Citrus Fruit-piercer - Hodges#8540". BugGuide. Retrieved September 16, 2019.