Species Details

Nadata gibbosa

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Common NameWhite-dotted Prominent, Rough Prominent SeasonalityAdults are on the wing from the end of May to late July. Larvae from late June through early Sept. IdentificationA fairly large (3.8-5.9 cm. wingspan) orange, yellow-brown or rusty-orange moth, with prominent antemedian and postmedian lines. There are a pair of diagnostic small silvery white spots in the center of the pointed forewing. Male antennae are bipectinate and the females have simple antennae. Unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta moth. The similar Notodontid moth Datana ministra should also occur in southern Alberta; it can be separated from Nadata by it's maroon head and thorax.

Scientific Name Nadata gibbosa Common Name White-dotted Prominent, Rough Prominent Habitat Deciduous and mixedwood forest and shrubland. Seasonality Adults are on the wing from the end of May to late July. Larvae from late June through early Sept. Identification
A fairly large (3.8-5.9 cm. wingspan) orange, yellow-brown or rusty-orange moth, with prominent antemedian and postmedian lines. There are a pair of diagnostic small silvery white spots in the center of the pointed…
A fairly large (3.8-5.9 cm. wingspan) orange, yellow-brown or rusty-orange moth, with prominent antemedian and postmedian lines. There are a pair of diagnostic small silvery white spots in the center of the pointed forewing. Male antennae are bipectinate and the females have simple antennae. Unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta moth. The similar Notodontid moth Datana ministra should also occur in southern Alberta; it can be separated from Nadata by it's maroon head and thorax.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to lights. There is a single brood, which overwinter as pupae. The larvae are solitary defoliators. Conservation A fairly common, widespread species. Diet Info
No Alberta data available. Elsewhere in Canada, a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, with a very strong preference for white birch (Betula papyrifera), and to a lesser extent Red alder (Alnus rubra) and…
No Alberta data available. Elsewhere in Canada, a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, with a very strong preference for white birch (Betula papyrifera), and to a lesser extent Red alder (Alnus rubra) and willow (Salix) (Prentice et al, 1962).
Range
Transcontinental across the wooded portions of Canada, south to Florida and California. In Alberta, found mainly in the Boreal Forest region, north to the north shore of Lake Athabasca and the Peace River; less…
Transcontinental across the wooded portions of Canada, south to Florida and California. In Alberta, found mainly in the Boreal Forest region, north to the north shore of Lake Athabasca and the Peace River; less commonly in the Aspen Parklands.

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"Species Details - Nadata gibbosa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-378. Accessed 04 Jul. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Notodontidae Genus Nadata Species Nadata gibbosa
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum