Black Witch Moth State Records
The "Red States" are 2004 records and demonstrate the western distribution for this insect.
The "Blue States" are historical state records that took many years to record.
|Pre-2004 Records Shown in Blue (21)||2004 Records Shown in Red (30)|
CT, DE, GA, ID, MA, MD, ME, MO, MS, ND*, NJ, NY, PA,
CA, CO, FL,
HI, IA, IL,
2005 BWM Records (in order of appearance) (29 States & Provinces)
TX, FL, NM, KS, MD, WIS, MIN, AZ,
LA, UT, CO, MO,
Hundreds of BWMs were recorded from the southwestern states of CA, AZ, NM, & TX in 2004.
This is in sharp contrast to the total number of BWM records found for the following southeastern states:
Interestingly, the number of BWM records from Ontario,
exceeds the number known from the southeastern U.S. (excluding LA, MS, & FL).
The northernmost BWM record is from just west of Juneau in Auke Bay, Alaska:
Auke Bay, 4.X.1957 (vg Paul J. Spangler, 1957, A record of the black witch,
Erebus odora (Noctuidae), in Alaska,
The Journal of the Lepidopterist's Society 11(6):205).
Please report new BWM records to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.