Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)

Caterpillars of the prominent moths are most interesting. Some are likened to dinosaurs and others have a tentacle-like tail. Several species of these can shoot burning acid from their abdomen. The caterpillars will overwinter in the ground in a cocoon or just curled up on the ground.