Huge white witch moth!
Location: Colombia, south america
May 15, 2012 4:57 pm
Hello guys I found in my house a huge white witch moth! I would love to share the pictures with you. Hope you like it! when it flew away it was like a huge bird!
Signature: David Fernando Realpe Jaramillo
Thanks for sending us your photos. According to the University of Florida Book of Insect Records, the White Witch: “Thysania agrippina (Noctuidae: Catocalinae), the white witch moth, has the largest reported wing span of any lepidopteran. This neotropical species is reported to attain wing expanses of up to 280mm. While all books on Lepidoptera and entomology consulted award this status to T. agrippina, no supporting documentation from the primary literature was located. In wing area, some species of Saturniid moths from southern Asia surpass T. agrippina.”