Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

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.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.