Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Black witch

My mother spotted this handsome moth first at her house near Boerne last Saturday. "That's a black witch!" I exclaimed. We were all thrilled to see this beautiful, huge species. (Hers was a male; females have a pink line running across their wings.) Check out Texas entomologist Mike Quinn's natural and cultural history of the black witch (Ascalapha odorata) here.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! Nice of it to hold still for the ruler!

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