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per other images here I believe this to be Virginia Ctenucha moth; image shows the blue body - Ctenucha virginica

per other images here I believe this to be Virginia Ctenucha moth; image shows the blue body - Ctenucha virginica
Busse Woods Forest Preserve, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 16, 2010
Size: 1.5" approx. length, 1" w
Found at the edge of a prairie, near small woods and lake with many reeds. Mid-afternoon. Somewhat inactive. Found on unbloomed goldenrod. Flew slowly and awkwardly. I have found ID for this as Virginia Ctenucha moth, but this image shows its blue body which I found quite amazing and special. It reminded me of the Cecropia I saw as a child, and I wanted to have the image available for others to view.

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per other images here I believe this to be Virginia Ctenucha moth; image shows the blue body - Ctenucha virginica per other images here I believe this to be Virginia Ctenucha moth; image shows the blue body - Ctenucha virginica

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you are correct
This is indeed a Virginia Ctenucha.

Thanks for sharing. I love t
Thanks for sharing. I love that blue colour of theirs.

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