Lepidoptera-Erebidae-Ascalapha odorata-Black Witch FEMALE (A)

Ascalapha odorata

Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.335406, -110.938372
Elevation: 3,931 ft
August 26, 2021
Many species of moths were visiting the cracked, ripe fruits of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) at night along with Leptoglossus spp., jumping spiders, and other arthropods.
The orientation of this photo is reversed. In reality, the moth had her head pointing down (towards the ground)
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by John and Jane Balaban

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