White-dotted Prominent Moth Nadata gibbosa (J.E. Smith, 1797)    Synonyms: Green Oak Caterpillar Moth, Hodges #7915.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Notodontidae   >   Genus Nadata   

Status:

Widespread in North America, especially in the eastern U.S. Found in deciduous woods and woodland edges.

Description:

Note yellow patches on forewings, each with a pair of white spots.

Relationships:

Host plants include beech, chestnut, oak, alder, and birch, and possibly cherry, maple, plum, rose, shadbush, and willow (Miller et al., 2018).

There are 334 records in the project database.

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A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent at Shad Landing, Worcester Co., Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/28/2016). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/18/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/3/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/30/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/23/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/8/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/23/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (4/8/2017). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/17/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/2/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/8/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/12/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/20/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (8/14/2016). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (5/29/2016). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/3/2010). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/28/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (8//2002). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/3/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/5/2002). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (8/15/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (8/23/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/19/2017). Photo by Rick Hamilton. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (8/24/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

White-dotted Prominent Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/5/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/18/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/13/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (8/13/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2013). Note the recently shed skin below the posterior abdominal segements in this recently molted individual. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/3/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/8/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/19/2010). Determined by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (8/17/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/17/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth larva in Washington Co., Maryland (7/18/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth larva in Harford Co., Maryland (6/28/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/4/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A White-dotted Prominent Moth caterpillar in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/21/2019). Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)


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