Is this a common moth?
Could you please tell me the name of this moth?
Thank you!
North Canton, Ohio

Hi Rosealee,
The Black Witch, which we had prominently displayed on our homepage the day you wrote, is a large common Noctuid or Owlet moth from the American tropics. It is quite common in Mexico. In the late summer, for some unknown reason, they often fly north despite not being able to reproduce. They are commonly reported from Arizona and California, and can stray as far north as Canada.

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