Location: west central ohio
June 3, 2011 8:07 am
what are these… june 2 west central ohio
Signature: Steve Pierce

Mating Virginia Ctenucha Moths

Hi Steve,
These mating moths are in the genus
Ctenucha, most likely Ctenucha virginica, commonly called the Virginia Ctenucha, though it ranges much farther than the state of Virginia.  Interestingly, BugGuide does not even include any individuals from Virginia in its range map since BugGuide has not received any submissions from Virginia.  The more full figured individual with the more slender antennae is the female and the male is the lower individual in your photograph.

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