Moths of North Carolina
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16 NC Records

Tolype laricis (Fitch, 1856) - Larch Tolype Moth

Superfamily: Bombycoidea Family: LasiocampidaeSubfamily: MacromphaliinaeP3 Number: 870024.00 MONA Number: 7673.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Franclemont (1973)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Males can be distinguished from those of T. notialis by their smaller size and black color on the wings. Females are gray and cannot be distinguished from notialis based on maculation alone.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from photos showing hindwings, abdomen, or other specialized views [e.g., frons, palps, antennae, undersides].
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Larval Host Plants: Reported hosts include pine (Pinus), spruce (Picea), larch (Larix), and fir (Abies) (Franclemont, 1973; Beadle & Leckie, 2012). - View
Status in North Carolina
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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka, Bo Sullivan and Becky Elkin on 2023-09-15
Clay Co.