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yellow-collared scape moth - Cisseps fulvicollis

yellow-collared scape moth - Cisseps fulvicollis
Mt. Pisgah State Park, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 10, 2008

Nice images
Did you raise this adult from the caterpillar shown? It has so little blue on it, my first guess would be Yellow-collared Scape Moth (below), not Ctenucha, but the caterpillar certainly looks like Ctenucha.

Dates on all images would be helpful for our data (click on edit under each image to add them).

virginia ctenucha
The caterpillar was shot in the spring and the moth just recently. I agree that the moth does not appear to be ctenucha when I look more closely. What is the scientific name for the yellow-collared scape, I can't find it in my guides?

Because of the yellow edge to the wing
I would feel confident in saying the adult moth is a Yellow-collared Scape.

The caterpillars are definately Ctenucha though.
If they weren't raised to the moth I would give 100% on Yellow-collar.

If they were raised into this moth the yellow-edged wing (instead of white) rule completely breaks here.

Cisseps fulvilcollis

virginia ctenucha
These were not raised and looking more closely I agree that the moth most likely is not ctenuchid. What's the scientific name for the yellow-collared scape, I can't find it in my guides?

Your image has been moved to the guide
- just click on the Info tab above this image to find out more about this species.

I'm unlinking this from your caterpillar images - linking is reserved for the same individual or group of individuals in the same species. I've moved them to Ctenucha virginica. Here's a thumbnail link so that the discussion above makes sense - I see someone has edited your title already.

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