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Black Witch Moth - BWM - Ascalapha odorata - female

Black Witch Moth - BWM - Ascalapha odorata - Female
Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
July 17, 2006
I took a few pictures of this huge moth in my neighbor's yard. I took the digital photos on July 17th, 2006 in Valley City, North Dakota. It was late afternoon and a fairly warm day - low 90's. My neighbor lives in town and has a small wood pile - when he was moving logs, this moth flew out and landed on his fence. The neighbor knows I like nature and have a good camera so he called me over. I did about 5 pictures, then when we tried to lay a dollar bill beside it for scale, it flew off. It was about the same size as a dollar bill - just a little shorter.
Alice Beauchman