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Tolype sp. - Tolype laricis - male - female

Tolype sp. - Tolype laricis - Male Female
Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
July 21, 2006
Size: ~4cm
Found mating under deck railing. The wings of the larger moth (female?) are appx. 2 cm long , making for an approximate wingspan of around 4cm or a little more given the wide body.

Moved from Tolype.

The photo displays a mating p
The photo displays a mating pair with the male being the smaller and darker individual. The species is Tolype laricis. T. laricis males can be extremely dark, almost completely black. Host plants are Pinus sp., Larix laricina, Picea sp., Abies balsamea, Tsuga sp.

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