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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Individuals migrate northward as far as Newfoundland and Minnesota, usually between July and October. It is also found in Hawaiibut it is not native to the islands. Monroe County, Florida, United States.

Identification Wings dark brown, both pairs crossed by ascalqpha of alternating light and dark undulating lines and bands; often an iridescent blue cast over wings. The black witch moth is considered a harbinger of death in Mexican and Caribbean folklore. Hays County, Texas, United States. Dallas County, Iowa, United States. In Jamaicaunder the name duppy batthe moth is seen as the embodiment of a lost soul or a soul not at rest.

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Notes of the early stages of Erebus odora L.

This spot is often green with orange highlights. Males lack pale bands: Christophers and Jamaica, tab.

Black Witch Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, ) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

Erebus odorata Linnaeus Erebus odora Linnaeusmisspelling Phylogenetic sequence Explanation of Names odorata – Latin for “scented, having an odor” 1 The names “Black Witch” and “Money Moth” show that this insect can be seen as lucky or unlucky depending on the local culture. Buda Gris-gris Sampy Sleeping child. Harris County, Texas, United States.

Often flies great distances in only a few nights, hiding by day wherever it can find dense shade — frequently under the eves of houses. Butterflies and Moths of North America. Black Witch Ascalapha odorata Linnaeus, In Jamaican English, the word duppy is associated with malevolent spirits returning to inflict harm upon the living [2] and bat refers to anything other than a bird that flies.

In many cultures, one of these moths flying into the house is considered bad luck: Most records are from June-October 3. Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States.

Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Pacific Northwest Moths – includes interactive map. The diagnostic marking is a small spot on each forewing shaped like a number nine or a comma.

In Hawaiiblack witch moth mythology, though associated with death, has a happier note in that if a loved one has just died, the moth is an embodiment of the person’s soul returning to say goodbye. Mature larvae reported from all three of Texas’ southmost counties, as early as July 16th and as late ascalapja Oct. Common in southern Florida and the Caribbean.

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Ascalapha odorata

Found northward more often than the Owl Moth Thysania zenobia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Views Read Edit View history. In the Bahamaswhere they are locally known as money moths or moneybats, the legend is that if they land on you, you will come into money, and similarly, in South Texasif a black witch moth lands above your door and stays there for a while you will supposedly win the lottery.

Food Recorded odorqta genera: Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. Easily recognized by its large size and pointed odofata, which is blackish to brownish with typical noctuid pattern of lines and spots.

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