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Linden prominent moth
Ellida caniplaga larva.jpg
larvae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
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Family:
Notodontidae
Subfamily:
Notodontinae
Genus:
Ellida
Species:
E. caniplaga
Binomial name
Ellida caniplaga
(Walker, 1856)
Synonyms
  • Cymatophora caniplaga Walker, 1856
  • Edema transversta Walker, 1865
  • Ellida gelida Grote, 1876

Ellida caniplaga, the linden prominent moth, is a moth of the family Notodontidae. It is found from Texas to Florida, north to New Brunswick, west to Ontario and Minnesota.

The wingspan is 34–44 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September. There are two generations per year in the south.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Tilia species. They usually feed high in the canopy of their host plant. The larvae are highly variable in their coloration. The species overwinters in the soil in the pupal stage.

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