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Family Notodontidae - Prominent Moths

 Red-humped Caterpillars - Schizura concinna Chocolate Prominent - Hodges#7921 (Peridea ferruginea) - Peridea ferruginea Moth - Theroa zethus White Furcula caterpillar - Furcula borealis moth - Heterocampa umbrata Notodontidae: Pheosia rimosa - Pheosia rimosa Red-washed Prominent - Oligocentria semirufescens Common Gluphisia - Gluphisia septentrionis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notodontidae Stephens, 1829
Numbers
8 subfamilies of Notodontidae; 140 species in 44 genera in our area. There are at least three new species awaiting description (Peridea n. sp., Litodonta n. sp., Schizura n. sp.). Lafontaine and Schmidt (2010) list 138(1), because they failed to include Nystalea ebalea and Elasmia mandela in their 2013 corrections. Metzler and Knudson described these two species in 2011 (2).
Internet References
pinned adult thumbnail images of 43 species occurring in western Canada (CBIF)
pinned adult thumbnail images of 54 species occurring in eastern Canada (CBIF)