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Black Witch - Ascalapha odorata - female

Black Witch - Ascalapha odorata - Female
Beverly Hills, Citrus County, Florida, USA
December 9, 2009
Size: wingspan at least 5 in.
I found this poor beat-up moth high up on our post office wall at around 5 PM. I've listed a five-inch wingspan, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were closer to six. We've had some very windy days lately. I don't know if it's tattered condition resulted from the weather, predators, or just plain hard luck.

Moved from ID Request.

I'd say
The black witch (Ascalapha odorata)

Thanks, Cody!
Very cool. I notice another photo of the species comes from Ocala, which is about 30 miles from me.

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