Saddled prominent

Saddled prominent - Half-grown larva
  • Latin name: Heterocampa guttivitta Walker
  • French name: Hétérocampe de l'érable
  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Notodontidae


Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba



Canadian Forest Service Publications

Saddled prominent

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Free-living defoliator: Feeds on and moves about freely on foliage.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

American beech, grey birch, red maple, red oak, sugar maple, white birch, white elm, yellow birch

  • Saddled prominent Adult at rest (wingspan: 40-50 mm)
  • Saddled prominent Pinned adult
  • Saddled prominent Half-grown larva
  • Saddled prominent Pupa (length: 20 mm) and its cocoon
  • Saddled prominent Eggs on maple leaf
  • Saddled prominent Defoliation seen in a maple grove
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