Subject: Black witch?
Location: Casper, Wyoming
July 14, 2017 12:13 am
Found this next to my front door, it looks s a black witch moth?
Signature: Thank you, Stacy

Male Black Witch

Dear Stacy,
This is indeed a male Black Witch moth.  This is a neotropical species that breeds as far north as Mexico, but for some inexplicable reason, Black Witch Moths have been reported as far back as the 19th Century to fly north as far as Canada.  The damaged upper left wing causes us to fantasize that your individual might be this very Black Witch, reported from Denver on June 27, that just reached Wyoming.

That’s so exciting to be able to track it! Thank you for your help!
Location: Casper, Wyoming

3 Responses to Black Witch in Wyoming

  1. Earl McKinney says:

    Stacy, we just found one in Wapiti, Wyoming. I wish I could share a picture.

  2. Amy Weber says:

    I had one of these in my backyard today. I thought it was a bat. I live in Thornton Colorado

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