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Black Witch Moth

Ascalapha odorata


A large nocturnal moth with spiritual and cultural ties. People of Hawaii believe that a sighting of this moth means the spirit of a deceased relative is visiting.


This one was a visitor of my backyard blacklight setup for National Moth Week 2015.

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Lat: 21.47, Long: -157.99

Spotted on Jul 19, 2015
Submitted on Jul 23, 2015

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