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Fruit-piercing Moth

Gonodonta pyrgo

Description:

Small nocturnal moths with white leading edge on the wings.

Habitat:

Mango tree with ripe mangoes.

Notes:

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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2 Comments

SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks for the ID Bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Erebidae, Calpinae, Calpini, Gonodonta pyrgo. Nice series of the moth sitting on a fruit!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46453251@N...

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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