Attributes of Ctenucha virginica

Virginia Ctenucha
Ctenucha virginica (Esper, 1794)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: 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.
Wing Span: 4-5 cm.
Life History: Diurnal.
Flight: May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses, irises, sedges.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Labrador to Pennsylvania, west to Manitoba and Kansas.
Conservation:
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June 22, 2016 Jkinney Licking County, Ohio, United States June 27, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 johnmacf Ontario, Canada June 26, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 Gilbert_28 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 20, 2016 ralphminer Kane County, Illinois, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 Sunrisegardener Ontario, Canada June 19, 2016 Details
June 14, 2016 monikawood Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States June 15, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 marvant Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States June 13, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada June 09, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 jilldini Chautauqua County, New York, United States June 09, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 ArkansasAurora77 Will County, Illinois, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 Snipajackel Lake County, Ohio, United States June 07, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 monstermoose Henry County, Indiana, United States May 29, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 whhowe Ontario County, New York, United States May 22, 2016 Details
June 27, 2014 pomarinejaeger Clare County, Michigan, United States May 04, 2016 Details
July 05, 2014 A.Smith1473 Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 04, 2016 Details
April 28, 2016 Peggytorm Du Page County, Illinois, United States April 28, 2016 Details
April 12, 2016 M Olivier Ontario, Canada April 14, 2016 Details
June 29, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 07, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 25, 2016 Details
September 20, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada December 10, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 ellafish Ontario, Canada December 10, 2015 Details
July 01, 2014 collinsd Quebec, Canada December 03, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 Jerry Green Madison County, Alabama, United States November 22, 2015 Details
May 03, 2015 stormyeyes99 Warren County, New Jersey, United States November 11, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 curtis.lehman Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States November 08, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada November 05, 2015 Details
June 17, 2014 Mike Dillon Rusk County, Wisconsin, United States October 31, 2015 Details
June 17, 2011 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 14, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 rbuist Manitoba, Canada September 22, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 19, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 tjrickert Tucker County, West Virginia, United States August 19, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 glendg Alberta, Canada August 14, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 Abbey Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada August 04, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 A. Scott Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 03, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada July 23, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 18, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 18, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 Allen Belden Highland County, Virginia, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 Tindomul1of9 Jefferson County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 allura400 Schuyler County, New York, United States July 12, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 12, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 jhauser42 Erie County, New York, United States July 11, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 11, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 08, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 ravenwong Ontario, Canada July 08, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States July 07, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 AnnL Todd County, Minnesota, United States July 06, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 wwasham19536@yahoo.com Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States July 06, 2015 Details