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Incandescent blue body, feathery antennae, light brown wings, bright orange head
Thanks for the new photo. So the moth flew away unharmed? For future reference, handling live moths, even though they are stunned, causes permanent wing damage. At Project Noah, usually only a dorsal shot, like your third photo, is good enough for ID. Although the second photo does show more detail, it also shows harm to the moths. Thanks!
When I found her, I just smoked her out (like a bee) until she was dazed, so I could get the shot
Yes, Virginia Ctenucha
I believe this is a species of Ctenucha moth, but would need a dorsal shot for any better ID. Could you add another photo to this spotting of the moth, right side up, straight-on? Thanks so much!This link may help you:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenucha_vi...Could you also add this to my mission, Moths of the Americas? Thanks!http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841...
Was he/she dead?
Lat: 44.31, Long: -81.27
Spotted on Jun 21, 2012 Submitted on Jun 22, 2012