Tolype from Washington

Subject:  Tolype moth
Geographic location of the bug:  La Conner, Washington
Date: 07/23/2018
Time: 06:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi Bugman,
This Moth? was on the wall of my home on the west shore of Fildalgo Island, Washington, State. ZIP 98257.  If it is a Tolype moth, it isn’t supposed to be west of Texas.  Have these moths move that far west?
How you want your letter signed:  David Schultz

Tolype species

Dear David,
We needed to research your request, and according to BugGuide data,
Tolype dayi is found in the Pacific Northwest, and Tolype distincta is actually reported from Washington according to BugGuide date.

Thank you Daniel.  I hope this doesn’t mean we are going to have an attack of the Tent Caterpillars.

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