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:
>Cabbage White
>Eyed Brown -- wet meadow south side
>Little Wood-Satyr
>Crescent sp.
>European Skipper
>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.
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>Department of Biochemistry
>University of Vermont College of Medicine
>Burlington, VT  05405  U.S.A.
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