Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Genus Notodonta

Base-streaked Prominent - top - Notodonta scitipennis Finned Willow Prominent - Notodonta scitipennis - male Dark Moth - Notodonta torva Notodonta torva prominent - Notodonta torva Notodonta pacifica Prominent larva - Notodonta Northern Finned Prominent - Notodonta torva
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)
Subfamily Notodontinae
Genus Notodonta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notodonta Ochsenheimer, 1810
Notodon Meigen, 1830
Mimodonta Matsumura, 1920
Microdontella Strand, 1934
Tritophia Kiriakoff, 1967
Eligmodonta Kiriakoff, 1967
Explanation of Names
Generic name Notodonta id from Greek meaning "back tooth", for the tooth-like projections on the inner edge of the forewings, that meet over the back. (1)
Holarctic (represented throughout North America and Eurasia).
Print References
Ochsenheimer, F. 1810. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 45
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.