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Black Witch Moth

Ascalapha odorata

Notes:

I had never seen one before, alive or dead, until I found this. This area seems to have a population of either birds or bats that feed on moths, because we keep finding moth carnage there (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/493..., http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/504..., http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/597..., http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/495...). From afar, I mistook it for a butterfly because of its size and wing shape. Looking closer, however, I could see that the body was too big to be that of a butterfly.

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e.drinnon
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e.drinnon

Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2014
Submitted on Oct 31, 2014

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