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Virginia Ctenucha

Ctenucha virginica


The largest and most broad-winged of wasp moths in North America. Body metallic blue; head and sides of collar orange. Forewing deep grayish brown, metallic blue at base. Hindwing black. Fringes on all wings partly white.


Grass lands with flowers; day-flying and night-flying; adults are attracted to light


Found in morning outside building, Horticulture Science Center, The Holden Arboretum, Geauga County, Chardon Twp., OH

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1 Comment

Galantliv 9 years ago

It looks like some sort of a Marvel superhero :D

Brian Parsons
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Brian Parsons

Mentor, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jun 6, 2006
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012

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