A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Black Witch Moth

Ascalapha odorata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.


Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

6 Comments

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 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 4 years ago

Congratulations for the SOTD.

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

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

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Congrats Sigg for the SOTD!

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Thanks AshleyT.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/6...

SG in CR
Spotted by
SG in CR

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

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

Related Spottings

Mariposa Black Witch Black Witch Moth Black Witch Moth

Nearby Spottings

Brown Vine Sanke Red-fleshed Pitaya Tropical Monkey Slug Tropical Monkey Slug

Reference