Possible Tiger Moth?
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:26 AM
These pictures taken in South Western Ontario, in mid-August. Using a black light and blanket to attract insects. Wondering if these are from the Tiger Moth family based on the tuft of ‘fur’. But i cannot tell what species. Wingspan aproximately 1 – 1.25 inches
Bug-eyed Canadian
South Western Ontario, Canada

Tolype species

Tolype species

Dear Bug-Eyed,
Your moth is in the genus Tolype meaning it is not a Tiger Moth.  The genus is part of the family Lasiocampidae, theTent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths.  BugGuide shows five species of Tolype, and we don’t feel qualified to identify your specimen to the species level.  Though you didn’t request the information, the other insect in your photo looks like a Water Boatman in the family Corixidae.

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