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Black Witch Moth

Ascalapha odorata


Large dark gray moth with iridescent patches and stripes on the upper side of the winds that are blueish when viewed from the right angle.


Here it was resting under the overhang of a shed near some orange trees. Often found near trees with sweet fruit, like mangoes and bananas.

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SG in CR
SG in CR 3 years ago

Thanks everybody, I have been pretty busy the last few months, so I have a big backlog of pictures for new spottings I need to start posting.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Congratulations for the SOTD.

pamsai 3 years ago

Congrats sigg !
Beautiful moth. I also saw this one in CR when I was there 2 years ago

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Congrats Sigg for the SOTD!

SG in CR
SG in CR 3 years ago

Thanks AshleyT.

AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Sigg, this pretty black witch moth has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!



Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Jul 18, 2015
Submitted on Jul 20, 2015


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