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Moth found in San Francisco, CA late Sept
Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 8:47 AM
Our Neighbor found this moth in San Francisco in late Sept and brought it to my 9 yr old daughter for identification. She and I have been trying to match it up with moths from various sites and books but have been unsuccessful. Can you tell us what this is?
Sierra needs to know
San Francisco, CA

Black Witch

Black Witch

Hi Sierra,
This beauty is a Black Witch, a Central American Noctuid Moth that migrates north each year.  This migration, which could take specimens as far north as Canada, is unexplainable as the Black Witch does not breed except possibly in the extreme southern U.S.

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