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Virginia Ctenucha - Ctenucha virginica Habitat: This guy had the perfect daytime resting spot hiding in the vegetation of a garden Ctenucha,Ctenucha virginica,Geotagged,Summer,United States,Virginia Ctenucha,moth Click/tap to enlarge

Virginia Ctenucha - Ctenucha virginica

Habitat: This guy had the perfect daytime resting spot hiding in the vegetation of a garden

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  1. Cool find! Posted 5 months ago
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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

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 23, 2020. Captured Aug 23, 2019 08:09 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm