Butterflies and Moths of North America

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The Larch Moth
Tolype laricis (Fitch, 1856)


Family: Lasiocampidae
Subfamily: Macromphaliinae
Identification: Male is blackish gray with lines usually invisible. Female looks like a small brownish female of Tolype velleda.
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: July-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larches, firs, pines, and other conifers.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Nova Scotia to New York, west across Canada, south into northern U.S. states.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL