Black Witch Moth (Erebus odora)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Noctuidae (nok-TOO-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Erebus
Species: odora

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Roswell, New Mexico
Raleigh, North Carolina
Edinburg, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Isidro, Texas

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On Nov 13, 2007, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

These are huge moths - ranging from 4" to 7" in wing span. Females are easily distinguished by the white rick-rack markings. Both sexes will frequent butterfly brew and fruit trays if the area is shaded during the day and most often during the evening. There are some color variations depending on how the light catches the wings. Some have a nice green to purple rainbow iridescence.

Please feel free to read and report your Black Witch moth findings to this website: http://www.texasento.net/witchusmap.htm

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