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Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata), Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
Subject: Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata), Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
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Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata), Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)

Description moths, 1=Black Witch, Ascalapha odorata; 2, 3=Spilosoma acrea (Salt marsh moth, Estigmene acrea)
Date 1837
Source Plate 3, volume 1, from Illustrations of Exotic entomology, (Biodiversity Heritage Library).
Author Dru Drury, 1725-1803. J. O. Westwood 1805-1893.

The black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) is a large bat-shaped, dark-colored nocturnal moth, ranging from Brazil to the southern United States. It is the largest noctuid in the continental United States. In the folklore of many Central American cultures, it is associated with death or misfortune.

Estigmene acrea, the salt marsh moth or acrea moth, is a moth in the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Dru Drury in 1773. It is found in North America, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Colombia and Mexico.

Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Species: Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758); Estigmene acrea (Drury, 1773)

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