Tolype velleda Moth

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Got up early this morning, put on the coffee and always look out the kitchen window to see how the day is starting. This beauty was on the screen of our window. Have never seen one before and they are so beautiful! Looked them and this is what it says "Tolype velleda, the large tolype moth or velleda lappet moth, is a species of moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It was first described by Caspar Stoll in 1791. The species is found from Nova Scotia to central Florida, west to Texas and north to Ontario.[3] The wingspan is 32–58 mm. The females are larger than the males. Males have whitish veins and a broad dark gray subterminal band on their forewings. The hindwings are dark gray, 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. The larvae feed on various broadleaf trees and shrubs, including Malus, Fraxinus, Populus, Tilia, Fagus, Betula, Prunus, and Quercus species. They are grayish with long hairs. Larvae can be found from June to August.
Taken By
Virginia Anne MacDonald
Taken On
September 19, 2020
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Focal: 100
  • Lens Model: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 14

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