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Black Witch Moth - Ascalapha odorata - male

Black Witch Moth - Ascalapha odorata - Male
Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
September 25, 2015
A male Black Witch Moth was found on the Forestry Building at Michigan Technological University by Joe Plowe and Joanna Rogers. It was collected and identified
by Dana Richter and photographed by Lynn Murphy. My apologies that it was collected. The location is in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Lake
Superior. Does anyone know if this is a first record for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for this moth?

was it alive when it was collected?
here are the other Sept-Oct Michigan records I know of (all lower penn.):

01 Sept 1999 - Kent Co.
09 Sept 1940 - Macomb Co.
10 Sept 1999 - Kent Co.
26 Oct. 1998 - Genesee Co.

Black Witch
Yes, it was alive when it was collected. I don't believe in collecting
insects and the person who found it had put it in his lab freezer.
Thank you for the information on the other Michigan records.

We think Mike Quinn keeps records on this species
See his web page here

Black Witch Moth
Thanks for Mike Quinn's web page. It was very helpful. Lynn

Moved from Moths. A widespread, but uncommon moth. See a range map here:

Black Witch Moth
Thanks Kyhl. The range map was helpful. Lynn

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