Sunday, August 21, 2011

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha is a moth that is found in the eastern half of North America. It is a member of the Arctiidae family and the Ctenucha genus. They are a diurnal so they can be found during the day. They are the largest wasp type moth in North America. Notice the proboscis rolled up into a circle underneath the mouth. This straw like appendage is what the moth uses to drink nectar from flowers.


7 comments:

GrandmaK said...

Isn't he handsome. Well done! Cathy

Linda Makiej said...

Great macro work!! Have a marvelous Monday!! :)

Artlover said...

Great macroshot.

Michelle Renee said...

Beautiful capture.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome photography! Nice details!!

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Ann said...

I love Macro Photography so much especially Macro shots of insects, but I cannot practice it since there's mot much insects here in my location. Love this shot!!

Roan said...

Great macro. The detail is amazing.