Large Tolype (Tolype velleda)
Bizarre white-furry and gray moth with a tufted black stripe along the back. Tolypes are easy to recognize, though there are several similar species.
Carroll Co., VA 10/15/06.
Same individual. I saw 3-4 this night, the first time I'd ever seen this species as an adult.
Same individual. Tolypes tend not to move much and may tolerate being picked up.
Carroll Co., VA 6/29/02