The Virginia Ctenucha is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is endemic to eastern North America, but has expanded its range westward. It inhabits wet meadows and open spaces with bushes from North Carolina to Canada east of the Rocky Mountains.
The wingspan ranges from 30–50 millimeters. The wing color varies from black to olive-brown. The body is a metallic blue-green. The head is yellow-orange, with feathery antennae. The caterpillar has multiple tufts of white and yellow hair. It.. more