White Dotted Prominent – Nadata gibbosa

I found this caterpillar eating oak leaves on July 8, 2009.

July 28, 2009 – attaching to a leaf with silk

August 3, 2009 – eating.

It pupated against the glass bottom of the container, surrounded by a net of silk.  August 11, 2009

I kept the pupa in a plastic container in the refrigerator all winter.  I took it out in March, and this adult hatched on June 19, 2010.

Marcie O’Connor
Buffalo County, Wisconsin
September 24, 2010