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White-dotted Prominent - Nadata gibbosa Pale green caterpillar with a faint, sub-dorsal stripe. It has a large head capsule with mandibles that are yellow with black tips.<br />
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White-dotted Prominent - Nadata gibbosa

Pale green caterpillar with a faint, sub-dorsal stripe. It has a large head capsule with mandibles that are yellow with black tips.

Spotted on oak in a mixed forest.

    comments (6)

  1. Gorgeous! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Lisa <3 Posted one year ago
  2. Ridiculously good, wow! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted one year ago
  3. Ha, ha, cool photo! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Jivko. It didn't want to uncurl for me, so I settled for shooting it curled up and ended up liking the different perspective. Posted one year ago

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The rough prominent 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.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 2, 2018. Captured Jun 30, 2018 09:19 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm