Moths of North Carolina
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Tolype velleda (Stoll, 1791) - Large Tolype Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Bombycoidea Family: LasiocampidaeSubfamily: MacromphaliinaeP3 Number: 870021.00 MONA Number: 7670.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Woodlands and forests (Wagner, 2005). We have records from a wide range of forested habitats, from the barrier islands to Mt. Mitchell. Bottomlands, xeric sandhills, and cove forests are all used but few, if any, open habitats or conifer-dominated sites.
Larval Host Plants: Polyphagous, feeding on many species of hardwood trees and shrubs, including Apple, Ash, Aspen, Basswood, Beech, Birch, Cherry, and Oak (Wagner, 2005)
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Tolype velleda - Large Tolype Moth

Photos: 25

Recorded by: Guy McGrane on 2017-10-11
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams, J. Willaims on 2015-10-25
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: J. Mickey on 2014-10-17
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2014-10-11
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2014-10-07
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2014-09-26
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-10-30
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-10-29
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Britta Muiznieks on 2013-10-28
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2013-10-17
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: T. Nergart on 2013-10-06
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: J. Wyche on 2012-10-19
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2012-10-16
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2012-10-16
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2012-10-16
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2012-08-20
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof on 2010-10-31
Beaufort Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2010-10-27
Warren Co.
Comment: Confirmed via specimen by Bo Sullivan
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2010-10-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2009-10-15
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: L. Garner on 2008-11-02
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: ASH on 2007-10-23
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy on 2004-10-30
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: J. Davidson on 0000-00-00
Harnett Co.
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Recorded by: S.Bland on 0000-00-00
Onslow Co.
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