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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The most northerly Black Witch Ascalapha odorata: Most of its host plants are legumes. Moths of Western North America. March Learn ascalaphaa and when to remove this template message.

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Contributed by Troy Bartlett on 10 July, – Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Mexico to South America, annually emigrates north to southern Canada, primarily through western United States. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information.

Southern Lepidopterists’ News25 3: Wings dark brown, both pairs crossed ascalaphx series of alternating light and dark undulating ocorata and bands; often an iridescent blue cast over wings. Larva up to 7 cm.


Collection records of the black witch moth, Ascalapha odorata Linnaeus in Nevada Lepidoptera: In many cultures, one of these moths flying into the house is considered bad luck: Often found perched on houses and out buildings during the day: Both the name and folk belief are of unknown origin. This spot is often green with orange highlights.

Verified Sightings Displaying 1 – 24 of odorat sightings. Pinkish white bands beyond postmedial lines of forewing and hindwing in females, absent in males. As a consequence of that ascalspha, both the moth and the maggot are called with the common name “ura”. It attacks mesquite and edible figand can be an agricultural pest. Often flies great distances in only a few nights, hiding by day wherever it can find dense shade — frequently under the eves of houses.

Synonyms and other taxonomic changes. Moth Photographers Group map. G5 – Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Food Recorded host genera: Osceola County, Florida, United States.

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My sightings My species checklist Manage my photographs My Account. Tropical; regularly present in S.

Bugguide is hosted by: Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. In Paraguay people are afraid of the black witch moth, as there is a mistaken belief about the moth urinating over their human “victims” and thereby inoculating their eggs, which then develop into maggots developing under the skin.


Ascalapha odorata

The dorsal surfaces of their wings are mottled brown with hints of iridescent purple and pink, and, in females, crossed by a white bar.

Life Cycle The northward June migration out of Mexico coincides with Mexico’s rainy season which typically starts in early Acalapha and lasts through October. Cook County, Illinois, United States. University of California Press, Pl. Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States.