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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 18, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States December 14, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 klebo Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States November 30, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada August 12, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 Jody Ontario, Canada August 12, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada August 03, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 Kreisse Tucker County, West Virginia, United States August 03, 2014 Details
June 03, 2010 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States August 01, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 nedeweese Lake County, Minnesota, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 20, 2014 Details
June 16, 2014 doris potter Quebec, Canada July 17, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 16, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 kstoss9 Oxford County, Maine, United States July 13, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 09, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States July 07, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Randy Bodkins Randolph County, West Virginia, United States July 06, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 cndiangirl Ontario, Canada July 06, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 05, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 04, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 Mfournier Ontario, Canada July 04, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 a-o Tompkins County, New York, United States July 03, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 Robert G Brown Alberta, Canada July 03, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 Randy.Haar Wood County, Ohio, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 sharin Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 Skirk Alberta, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 25, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada June 14, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 Kearnest Allegany County, Maryland, United States June 13, 2014 Details
May 26, 2014 katej Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada May 28, 2014 Details
March 22, 2014 curtis.lehman (Clarissa Lehman) Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 11, 2013 cyric Washington County, Rhode Island, United States February 11, 2014 Details
June 28, 2013 curtis.lehman (Stephen kloiber) Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States February 04, 2014 Details
June 17, 2011 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States February 04, 2014 Details
June 29, 2013 BleuFeather St Clair County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 jmihuc Franklin County, New York, United States October 09, 2013 Details
April 15, 2013 Fyn Kynd Waldo County, Maine, United States September 11, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada August 31, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 Adirondackphotography Rensselaer County, New York, United States August 10, 2013 Details
October 05, 2011 moth_mikey Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States August 09, 2013 Details
July 09, 2013 nickenew Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States August 09, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 shimmerhawk St Louis County, Minnesota, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 01, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 04, 2013 Details
July 01, 2013 kapricorn63 Tompkins County, New York, United States July 23, 2013 Details
May 08, 2013 sresler Warren County, New York, United States July 22, 2013 Details
June 21, 2013 explorer Washington County, Vermont, United States July 21, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States July 21, 2013 Details