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

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

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 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.

Previous events


Species Misogada unicolor - Drab Prominent - Hodges#7974

Drab Prominent - Misogada unicolor Drab Prominent - Hodges #7974 - Misogada unicolor - female Cat 119 - Misogada unicolor Caterpillar ID? - Misogada unicolor Drab Prominent - Hodges #7974 - Misogada unicolor Reddish brown caterpillar with 'pincers' - Misogada unicolor Misogada unicolor (Drab Prominent) - Misogada unicolor - male Drab Prominent Moth - Misogada unicolor
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 Heterocampinae
Genus Misogada
Species unicolor (Drab Prominent - Hodges#7974)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Misogada unicolor (Packard, 1864)
Misogada sobria Walker, 1865
Lochmaeus marina Packard, 1864
Lochmaeus unicolor Packard, 1864
phylogenetic sequence # 930066
Bronze scales on the tuft of the head are diagnostic in distinguishing this species from H. guttivitta which has green scales on the tuft.
larvae can be found on the underside of cottonwood and sycamore leaves April-September. (1)
larvae feed on cottonwood and sycamore
Life Cycle
Young larvae feed close together and skeletonize the undersides of leaves. Large larvae become solitary feeders and will devour all but a leaf’s major veins. (1)
See Also
Saddled Prominent Moth - Heterocampa guttivitta
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of living adult and related species for comparison.
Butterflies and Moths of North America - species account with known range maps. - description and photograh of larva.
Noctuoidea of Eastern Canada - - photograph of pinned adult and related species.
Ohio State - collection records for Wayne County, Ohio.
South Carolina Moths - county map with collection records.