Black Witch Moth - 2004 Outbreak

Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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BWMs have been recorded from over 90 Texas Counties 

Map created via "Map-Maker" Utility


BWMs were Recorded in 80 Counties in 2004 Alone (New County Records shown in Red):

Andrews, Angelina, Baylor, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Castro, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Cooke, Crane, Dallam, Denton, DeWitt, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Ellis, Fisher, Fort Bend, Gaines, Gillespie, Goliad, Gray, Grayson, Hall, Hays, Hemphill, Howard, Jim Wells, Johnson, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kleberg, Knox, Lamar, Martin (not shown), Midland, Mitchell, Motley, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Tom Green, Tyler, Upton, Uvalde, Ward, Wilbarger, Williamson, Winkler, Wise

Pre-2004 Records (22 of these 28 records were repeated in 2004):

Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Calhoun, Cameron, Clay, Dallas, Erath, Galveston, Gregg (not shown), Guadalupe, Hardeman, Harris, Hidalgo, Jeff Davis (not shown), Jefferson, La Salle, Liberty, Lubbock, Matagorda, Nueces, Randall, Reeves, San Patricio, Starr, Taylor, Travis, Washington, Wichita

Current Map of Texas BWM County Records

Map of US State Records


Request for Help

Please report BWM records to entomike@gmail.com
Please include date, location (distance to nearest town) & county of record.
Also please include sex, condition of moth & prevailing weather conditions.
If you find a new county record, please send a low resolution photo if possible. 
Thanks, Mike


24 Aug 2007 Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology