Black Witch cat, right side – Ascalapha odorata Moth in Texas – Ascalapha odorata San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, USA – Ascalapha odorata – female Black . The erebid moth Ascalapha odorata, commonly known as the black witch moth, is a large bat-shaped, dark-colored nocturnal moth, found from Brazil until the. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, ). female. male.

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Females are more contrastingly marked than males. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ascalapha odorata. Moths of Western North America.

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Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. It is the largest noctuid found in the continental United States. Note large oval patch at outer margin, containing 2 rounded spots. Identification Wings dark brown, both pairs crossed by series of alternating light and dark undulating lines and bands; often an iridescent blue cast over wings.

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odotata Easily recognized by its large size and pointed forewing, which is blackish to brownish with typical noctuid pattern of lines and spots. In many cultures, one of these moths flying into the house is considered bad luck: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Buda Gris-gris Sampy Sleeping child. The black witch moth is considered a harbinger of death in Mexican and Caribbean folklore.

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Ascalapha odorata

Individuals migrate northward as far as Newfoundland and Minnesota, usually between July and October. Apotropaic magic Astrology and science Coincidence Debunker Divination Folk religion Fortune-telling Magic and religion Magical thinking Numerology Perceptions of religious imagery in natural phenomena Post hoc ergo propter hoc Traditional medicine Urban legend.


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Species Ascalapha odorata – Black Witch – Hodges# –

Both the name and folk belief are of unknown origin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms ascaalapha Use and Privacy Policy. Mexico to South America, annually emigrates north to southern Canada, primarily through western United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society Osceola County, Florida, United States. Canadian Field-Naturalist 1: The moth undertakes a northward migration during the late spring and summer, moving up through Central America and entering the northern reaches of its range.

Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! Mature larvae reported from all three of Texas’ southmost counties, as early as July 16th and as late as Oct. Sometimes mistaken for the following large silk moths Family Asccalapha