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Black Witch Moth

Ascalapha odorata


This is a large bat-shaped, dark-colored nocturnal moth, found from Brazil to the southern United States. It is the largest noctuid found in the continental United States. In the folklore of many cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean, it is associated with death or misfortune.


Hillside, near to the sea


Thank you bayucca (and also for the other identifications) so great to put a name with a face!

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bayucca 2 months ago
Black Witch Moth
Ascalapha odorata Ascalapha odorata - Wikipedia

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bayucca 2 months ago

Erebidae, Erebinae, Ascalapha odorata, female.

Saint Lucia

Lat: 14.00, Long: -61.01

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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