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Family Notodontidae - Prominent Moths

Caterpillar with diamonds 640 - Heterocampa obliqua 7985 Small Heterocampa - Heterocampa subrotata Moth #08-91 - Oligocentria Pink Prominent - larva - Hyparpax aurora Caterpillar (possible Oval-Based Prominent) 1 - 6-27-09 - Peridea angulosa Moth, August, couldn't ID - Pheosia rimosa Haddonfield moth - Schizura unicornis White-dotted Prominent  - Nadata gibbosa
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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
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)