Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Small Tolype Moth
Tolype notialis Franclemont, 1973

Family: Lasiocampidae
Subfamily: Macromphaliinae
Identification: Very similar to Large Tolype (Tolype velleda), but usually much smaller and more variable in color, ranging from pale to dark smoky gray. Pm. line much more wavy and meets at costa at a more perpendicular angle.
Wing Span: 2.6-3.9 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June - September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Conifers.
Adult Food:
Range: Northern Virginia to Florida. West to Kentucky.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL