Black Witch Moth - Texas County Records

Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Black Witch Moth - Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758)

(female, below left with white median stripe, all dark male above, right)

El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas, Mexico
June 29, 1993 (M Quinn)


BWMs have been recorded in over 90 Texas counties 

They are very common across Texas each year particularly
following the start of the rainy season in Mexico each June.

BWMs were recorded in 80 counties in 2004 alone


Request for Help

Please report new BWM county 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


31 Jul 2007 Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology