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White Dotted Prominant

Nadata gibbosa


The Rough Prominent (Nadata gibbosa) is a moth of the family Notodontidae, possibly in the subfamily Notodontidae. It is also known as the White-dotted Prominent and the Tawny Prominent. This common moth is found across North America from the northern boreal forests to as far south as Florida. It is most common in deciduous forests at some elevation. It is nocturnal but attracted to lights. The moths start to fly soon after dusk and return to resting places some time before dawn breaks. The adults live through late spring and early summer, and larvae are active until fall. They then pupate until the following spring.


Found crossing a gravel trail. I picked it up and placed it on a nice mossy rock.

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white dotted prominant
Nadata gibbosa Caterpillars -- identification guide -- Discover Life

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OneArseneWenger 10 years ago

congrats!! way to hit 300 :)

williefromwi 10 years ago

I am glad I could be of service to you Courtney, and I am thrilled you enjoyed my links.

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

...and thank you for the great reference site:

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thanks for the ID Williefromwi :)

williefromwi 10 years ago

Very nicely photographed by the way Courtney

williefromwi 10 years ago

Perhaps this is a white dotted prominant ( Nadata gibbosa)

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thanks, Maria dB!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

great series!

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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