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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

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

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Lasiocampidae-Tolype-T.velleda

Images: Jim Petranka and Colin Devroe

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