Nadata gibbosa

930046.00 — 7915 — Nadata gibbosa (Smith, 1797) — White-dotted Prominent

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Castanea sp. and Fagus grandifolia (?)

Polyphagous (woody plants), with preference for Fagaceae


Most of the records of this species on Block Island are from Nathan Mott Park just west and southwest of the airport, where some of the island’s only chestnut trees (Castanea sp.) are found, and in the beech and tupelo forest just southeast of the airport.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2018. Drepanoidea, Doidae; Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part): Pygaerinae, Notodontinae, Cerurinae, Phalerinae, Periergosinae, Dudusinae, Hemiceratinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1A: 164; pl. A-8, figs. 7-13 (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.55m; p. 250. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths