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Notodonta tritophus (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 11:18 a.m.

A widespread and fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Notodontidae > Subfamily: Notodontinae > Tribus: Notodontini > Genus: Notodonta > Species: Notodonta tritophus
Vernacular names
Wilgentandvlinder (NL), Three-humped Prominent (EN), Le Dromadaire (FR), Espen-Zahnspinner (DE)
Notodonta phoebe (Siebert, 1790)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 26 (as Notodonta Tritophus). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April till end of June and again from July till end of August, sometimes till mid September. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Populus, Salix and Betula

The larva lives on Populus, Salix, and Betula. Hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon underground.

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