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Moth
Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM
I took this pic of this tolype in Sept 08 at French Creek State Park in Eastern Pa. The moth did not move for atleast 36 hours. I just thought it was a good picture to share.
Andy F.
French Creek State Park, Berks County P

Tolype

Tolype

Hi Andy,
This is a Lappet Moth in the genus Tolype, probably Tolype velleda knows as the Large Tolype.  There is a very similar looking species called the Small Tolype, Tolype notialis.  Though we suspect that this is the Large Tolype, it may in fact be the Small Tolype or even another member of the genus.  The genus name, according to BugGuide, means “a ball of wool or yarn, lump.”

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