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Species Tolype nigricaria - Hodges#7678

Moth - Tolype nigricaria Moth - Tolype nigricaria Tolype sp. - Tolype nigricaria Moth - Tolype nigricaria
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Lasiocampoidea (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Family Lasiocampidae (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Subfamily Macromphaliinae
Genus Tolype
Species nigricaria (Tolype nigricaria - Hodges#7678)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tolype nigricaria Cassino, 1928 (1)
Tolype nicricaria Cassino, 1928 (spelling)
Tolype has 11 described species in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Several to be described. (2)
Wingspan average 30 mm. (1)
Distinguished from Tolype glenwoodii by distinct notch in the postmedial line of the forewing.
Arizona, New Mexico. (3), (1), (2)
Also found in Mexico to Sonora.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most often reported from June to October. (2)
March record for Arizona. (2)
Larval foodplant is Quercus L. (oak). (1)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Cassino, S.E. 1928. Some new Lasiocampidae. The Lepidopterist 4: 89.
Franclemont, J.G., 1973. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1. Mimallonoidea (Mimallonidae) and Bombycoidea (Apatelodidae, Bombycidae, Lasiocampidae). p. 42, pl. 4.15-18. (1)