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Virginia Ctenucha

Ctenucha virginica


Incandescent blue body, feathery antennae, light brown wings, bright orange head

1 species ID suggestions

Virginia Ctenucha
Ctenucha virginica Ctenucha virginica


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

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!

cool.coolx 5 years ago

When I found her, I just smoked her out (like a bee) until she was dazed, so I could get the shot

KeithRoragen 5 years ago

Yes, Virginia Ctenucha

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

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:

Could you also add this to my mission, Moths of the Americas? Thanks!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Was he/she dead?

Lat: 44.31, Long: -81.27

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 22, 2012

Spotted for mission


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