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Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands

Tolype distincta [Lasiocampidae]

JPG-Tolype distincta

Wingspan 3.3 cm. Forewing is pale gray with dark gray bands and white veins. This lasiocampid is common and widely distributed in western North America. Moths fly in late summer and fall. Caterpillars feed on the foliage of species of Pinaceae.

Similar species: Tolype glenwoodi tends to lack the white wing veins, caterpillars feed on Gambel's oak (Quercus gambelii) in the southern Rocky Mountains.

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