That moth was Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica) -- or, as the great
lepidopterist Chip Darmstadt calls it, Virginia Ted Nugent Moth.
At 11:11 PM 7/5/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>It was a slow day for leps at Mt. Philo, just the following:
>Eyed Brown -- wet meadow south side
>One that got away looked like a checkerspot, possibly a Harris', flew up
>from asters-- nuts!
>Also an interesting non-lep found on sumac: bright reddish around head,
>irridescent greenish-blue on back/thorax, chocolate wings tipped with
>yellow. Very elegant. Approx. size of silver-spotted skipper. Ideas?
>Scott W. Morrical, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor of Biochemistry
>Department of Biochemistry
>University of Vermont College of Medicine
>Burlington, VT 05405 U.S.A.
>E-mail: <[log in to unmask]>
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