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

DSCN1183

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.