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My favorite North American moth, Tolype velleda, the large tolype.

Insectra 8 Sep 17
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It’s a hairy one! How big is large?

I love 'em fuzzy! "Large" is definitely relative, especially since I raise Saturniids. Body length of maybe an inch and a half--I've never actually measured one. There's also the smaller "small tolype" and the equally diminutive "larch tolype".

@Insectra A relatively large one! Are all moths 'fuzzy'?

I like writing to you after the foot traffic has passed.

@AstralSmoke yes, that's true, they all have a certain fuzziness. But this one, if you'll pardon the anthropomorphism, looks downright cuddly. It has an unassuming cuteness to it that I can appreciate.

@Insectra A woman's perspective! It is pretty though and looks very warm.

@AstralSmoke lol, I guess it is! How would you describe it?

@Insectra It'd probably take me a couple of pages to describe it. You're the Insectra ... I like your description fine.

@AstralSmoke thank you for the appreciation. Most people just scratch their heads and walk off when I start in on how cute some insects are, lol.

@Insectra Some can be very attractive. Others can be scary looking. They all are interesting. I'm glad you're around!

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Oh that's beautiful!

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