Notodonta tritophus

Notodonta tritophus, the three-humped prominent, is a moth of the family Notodontidae. The species was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. It is found in most of Europe (although it is a very rare immigrant Great Britain), east to the Caucasus and Armenia.

Three-humped prominent
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Notodontidae
Genus: Notodonta
N. tritophus
Binomial name
Notodonta tritophus
  • Bombyx tritophus Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Phalaena phoebe Siebert, 1790

The wingspan is 45–55 mm. Adults are on wing from April to August in two generations in western Europe.

The larvae mainly feed on Populus species (mainly Populus tremula), and sometimes Salix and Betula. Larvae can be found from June to September. The species overwinters in the pupal stage.


  • Notodonta tritophus tritophus
  • Notodonta tritophus irfana (de Freina, 1983)

External linksEdit

  • Kimber, Ian. "71.015 BF2002 Three-humped Prominent Notodonta tritophus ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)". UKMoths. Retrieved 4 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Fauna Europaea
  • Lepidoptera of Belgium
  • Lepiforum e.V.
  • De Vlinderstichting (in Dutch)