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Genus Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha - Ctenucha virginica - female 8262 Virginia Ctenucha - Ctenucha virginica Ah, a tarantula hawk, I told myself. Fooled me! - Ctenucha brunnea Wasp mimic moth - Ctenucha Moth with an orange head and flabellate antennae - Ctenucha virginica - male Ctenucha venosa Ctenuchina? - Ctenucha virginica Moth - Ctenucha virginica
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Ctenuchina
Genus Ctenucha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ctenucha Kirby, 1837
Compsoprium Blanchard, 1852
Philoros Walker, 1854
Caralisa Walker, 1856
Euctenucha Grote, 1873
Numbers lists 6 spp.
Not easy to determine venosa from cressonana from a photo. Location and flight time helps.
C. cressonana has one flight from May - July and is in the higher mountain elevations.
… Maury J. Heiman, 5 September, 2010
According to county reports in Butterflies and Moths of North America, the only sp. in the northeastern US is Ctenucha virginica.
Ctenucha rubroscapus ranges central CA north to Canada.
Ctenucha brunnea CA and AZ.
Ctenucha venosa central and southern states.
Ctenucha multifaria west coast.
Ctenucha cressonana AZ, UT, CO, NM and TX.
Print References
Packard, A.S. 1864. Notes on the Family Zygaenidae. Ctenucha. Proceedings of the Essex Institute 4: 33-40