A fascinating insect – meet the Ctenucha Multifaria Moth.

Mark Ricci noticed this colorful moth. It's a Ctenucha Multifaria Moth.

 

This moth is a member of the Erebidae family. It is found in California and western Oregon. It's a day-flying moth and has been nicknamed the 4th of July moth, as it appears in July. Notice the antennae - Mark got a wonderful photo of this colorful moth!

Thanks to Mark for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

2 thoughts on “A fascinating insect – meet the Ctenucha Multifaria Moth.

  1. Tracy

    My son and I saw this same little guy at Devils Elbow beach on the Oregon coast August 8th. It has such stunning colors. It was not hard to miss laying on the sand.

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