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930959 – 8726   Gondysia smithii (Guenée, 1852)
             Smith's Darkwing Moth

© Jerry Armstrong
Distribution: NC to GA and west to TX and then northward in the Mississippi Valley to MS in open savanna and mesic woodland habitats.
Field Marks:
See ZooKeys, 39: 91.
Genitalia: See ZooKeys, 39: 85-97.
Similar Species:
  • 8726.1 Gondysia telma cannot be separated without DNA or dissection.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ophiusa smithii Guenée, 1852
Taxonomic Notes: Gondysia smithii was formerly placed in the genera Dysgonia and Neadysgonia, ZooKeys, 149: 103-106.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Sullivan, J.B. & A. Legrain, 2011. Gondysia preceded Neadysgonia (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Erebinae), a new generic synonymy from southeastern United States. ZooKeys, 149: 103-106.
  • Sullivan, J.B., 2010. A new genus and species for Dysgonia (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Erebinae) from Southeastern United States. ZooKeys, 39: 85-97.
Gondysia smithii
© Jason Roberts
Gondysia smithii
37mm – © Jim Vargo

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