Studio Sixty Six
Tolype velleda

Tolype velleda



Pigment ink print on matte archival quality paper



1 - Unmounted - Print 10" x 15" landscape on 13" x 19" sheet, $200.00


2 - Medium - Print 44" x 32”, Framed 45" x 33”, Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” birch frame, $1,500.00



Artist's Insight:

Common name: Large Tolype, Latin Species name: Tolype velleda

Collected in Lac Bonin, Quebec on September 6, 2007

The Large Tolype (Tolype velleda)  is one of the furrier moths. The diverse shapes of the scales covering the wings and body (and antennae) become visible under magnification: long hairs on the body; springy, flat scales on the thorax; broad plates and long hairs over much of the wing surfaces; feathery blades on the trailing edges. Both moths and butterflies belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, whose name derives from the Greek for scale ("lepis") and wing ("pteron").

This moth has a wingspread of 35 mm.