Gonodonta sinaldus

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Gonodonta sinaldus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Gonodonta
Species:
G. sinaldus
Binomial name
Gonodonta sinaldus
Guenée, 1852

Gonodonta sinaldus, the moonseed fruitpiecer, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Achille Guenée in 1852. It is found from the Mexican border north to Concan in the Texas Hill Country. There are sporadic records north to at least Dallas, south at least to Trinidad and Colombia.

The wingspan is about 36 mm. There are probably continuous generations.

The larvae feed on moonseed vine.

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.
  • Rose, Joshua Stuart (September 8, 2010). "Species Gonodonta sinaldus - Hodges#8538". BugGuide. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  • "930614.00 – 8538 – Gonodonta sinaldus – Guenée, 1852". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved November 21, 2019.