Subject: Recent photos at our home
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
September 13, 2015
Sandy and Bettie
Dear Sandy and Bettie,
Your large moth is a Black Witch. Native to Central and South America, Black Witch Moths have been reported to migrate north during Mexican monsoons every fall, and they have been known to reach as far north as the northern border states and even into Canada. Your individual is a female, as evidenced by the light diagonal markings across the wings. Though they are frequently found in Los Angeles, a Black Witch sighting is always an exciting event.