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Tropical forested , wooded areas. Often perches in houses or buildings during the day
Had not seen one of these beauties since I was a child in Cuba. Unfortunately in Cuba (also known as Brujas [witch]) they are considered a bad omen when found in a home. This can lead to people killing them or at best shooing them out. However, according to bugguide.net depending on the culture they may also be considered lucky. ex: in Bahamas they are called Money Moths. Anyway they are large, about the size of an adult hand. This one was resting on the wall at the school where I teach.