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Gonodonta nutrix (Citrus Fruitpiercer)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Citrus Fruitpiercer (Gonodonta nutrix) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from in St. Lucia, Cuba, Jamaica, Florida and from Mexico to Paraguay. The wingspan is 36–40 mm. The larvae feed on Annona species, including Annona glabra. The adults pierce soft fruits to feed on plant juices. The feeding wound often spoils and renders the fruit unsalable.
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Prey / Diet

Annona glabra (pond apple)[1]
Annona squamosa (sugar apple)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton)[1]
Malva parviflora (cheeseweed mallow)[1]



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1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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