Large Tolype (Tolype velleda)

Large Tolype (Tolype velleda)

Tolype velleda, the Large Tolype moth is a species of moth of the Lasiocampidae family. It is found from Nova Scotia to central Florida, west to Texas and north to Ontario.

The wingspan is 32–58 mm. The females are larger than the males. Males have whitish veins and a broad dark grey subterminal band on their forewings. The hindwings are dark grey, either with or without a whitish median band. Females have similar markings, but are paler and less contrasting. Adults are on wing from July to September in one generation per year.

Hosts: Deciduous trees, including apple, ash, birch, elm, oak and plum.

Note: Common



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