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Velleda Lappet Moth (Tolype velleda)

Also known as the Large Tolype Moth, the velleda lappet moth is a species of lappet moth that ranges from Nova Scotia to central Florida, west to Texas and north to Ontario. Their larvae are active from June to August and will feed on the leaves of broadleaf trees. Adults will fly from July to September.

Phylogeny

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Images: Jim Petranka and Colin Devroe