Large Tolype

September 17, 2017
grey/white moth on egg carton
grey/white moth on child's hand
George holding grey/white moth on fingertip
grey/white moth fluttering for takeoff on fingertip

We have really quite a lot of the Larch Tolype (Tolype laricis) around - they are small and quite variable, so when I first saw them, I puzzled a bit trying to spot whether Large Tolype (Tolype velleda) was among them. Well, it turns out that when the other one comes along it's quite obviously different.

Large Tolype (Tolype velleda)
Jaffrey NH, 2017/09/17