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Species Tolype laricis - Larch Tolype - Hodges#7673

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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 Poecilocampinae
Genus Tolype
Species laricis (Larch Tolype - Hodges#7673)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tolype laricis – (Fitch, 1856)
Nova Scotia to New York, west across Canada, south into northern U.S. states.
adults fly July to September
Larvae feed on many species of conifers, including balsam fir, eastern hemlock, eastern larch, pines, and spruces, but show a preference for white spruce and balsam fir (Prentice, 1963).
Life Cycle
mated pair; larva; cocoon
Print References
Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 38; pl. 4.19-21.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of larvae, living and pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 20.1. Mimallonoidea (Mimallonidae) and Bombycoidea.....
J. G. Franclemont. 1973. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.