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Fruit-piercing Moth

Gonodonta pyrgo


Small nocturnal moths with white leading edge on the wings.


Mango tree with ripe mangoes.


These started showing up in mass as the mangos started to ripen. They were feeding off of a sticky sap the came out of the mangos and directly on the mangos that had cracked open.

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SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks for the ID Bayucca.

bayucca 5 years ago

Erebidae, Calpinae, Calpini, Gonodonta pyrgo. Nice series of the moth sitting on a fruit!

SG in CR
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SG in CR

Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Jul 29, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014

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