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Dimorphic Tosale Moth (Tosale oviplagalis)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Dimorphic Tosale Moth



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The Dimorphic Tosale moths come in a two different color schemes: one for males, one for females.



Updated: 09/23/2020; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
Dimorphism is a characteristic that denotes two physical versions of members in a species. This could mean different body shape, size, color, or even a combination of such differences. Sometimes this difference depends on the moth?s sex. In the case of the Dimorphic Tosale, the variation is color, and males are brown with a dark brown almond-shaped patch on each forewing. These patches look like a pair of eyes when wings are open and flat. Males also have an overall pinkish hue. The overall color of a female is a pale shade of gray. Females have the same almond-shaped patches, but their color is more black than brown. In some individual moths, these patches are deep, mossy green. Both sexes tend to curl the tip of the abdomen upward while laying the wings down flat when resting. When seen from above in this resting position, the combination of the dark-colored 'eyes' on the wings and the abdomen tip resemble the face of a raccoon. All Dimorphic Tosale Moths have hairy legs and white 'feet'.

The food plant and details about early life stages of the Dimorphic Tosale are not known. Adults are active during the summer and are common in eastern parts of the continent.




General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Lepidoptera
        Family: Pyralidae
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          Genus: Tosale
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            Species: oviplagalis
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Tosale oviplagalis
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 13mm to 17mm (0.51" to 0.66")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: brown, white, gray, pink, green
Descriptors: raccoon, eyes, dark patches, goggles, almond-shaped, flying
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Relative Size Comparison
Typical Size Between 13mm (0.5in) and 17mm (0.7in)
Lo: 13mm
Md: 15mm
Hi: 17mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Dimorphic Tosale Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Dimorphic Tosale Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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