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Furrow Orb Weaver Spider & Large Tolype Moth

Lariniodes cornutus and Tolype velleda


Spider information: Family: Araneidae (Orb weavers) Female. Abdomen length: 5-9 mm. Leg length: 18-35 mm. Brown/black. Moth information: Family: Lasiocampidae (Lappet moth) Length: 17-28 mm. Wingspan: 32-58 mm. Gray FW with contrasting white veins. AM and double PM lines are whitish. ST line is evenly curved along its length. Females are paler and less well marked than males .Adult food: Unknown. Larval food: many varieties of deciduous trees.


Came to light near woodlands.


There was a very fierce fight between spider and moth, but the large, dense moth escaped as seen in the photo: "The spider stands alone."

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1 Comment

dotun55 6 years ago

Great catch!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 20, 2013
Submitted on Nov 18, 2013

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