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Moonseed Fruit Piercer

Gonodonta sinaldus

Description:

Noctuid Moth with a brown saddle. About 2 cm long. Feeds on Moonseed fruit (a kind of false grape).

Habitat:

Landed on the car. Arcotete Park, 10 km north of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Notes:

http://www.igoterra.com/photo_gallery.as... http://america.pink/gonodonta-sinaldus_1... http://america.pink/gonodonta_1765235.ht... http://bugguide.net/node/view/85091 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonodonta_...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Moonseed Fruitpiecer
Gonodonta sinaldus (Guenée, 1852). NaturaLista · Una comunidad para naturalistas


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7 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Nice find Lauren!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Thank you Leuba and Luis :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Thank you Mark, Emilie and Francisco for the identification! So glad to know :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Good find.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

I bet the brown patch is velvety ! Lovely moth Lauren.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 4 years ago

Possibly Gonodonta sinaldus.

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.74, Long: -92.64

Spotted on Aug 20, 2015
Submitted on Mar 9, 2016

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