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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

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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    Velleda Lappet Moth (Tolype velleda) Also known as the Large Tolype Moth, the velleda lappet moth is a species of lappet...
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    it looks like it got a lil turd down its back lol!
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