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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 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Lisa <3 Posted 2 years ago
  2. Ridiculously good, wow! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Ha, ha, cool photo! Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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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