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Ascalapha odorata - female

Ascalapha odorata - Female
Wells, York County, Maine, USA
June 9, 2012
Size: wingspan 14 cm
Seeing this near a store light was a complete shock for me! I had only previously observed them in Hawaii. It must have come up with all the storms we have had recently.

June 9 is *way* early for Maine...
See prior records here:

Compilation of Early Northern Black Witch Moth Records

This is the only other Maine record I know of:

Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., ME, August 5, 2002

But there should be a few other ME records tucked away somewhere as there are at least three (3) for Nova Scotia and two (2) for Newfoundland...

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