Black Witch

mhancock mhancock at
Wed Nov 4 17:45:08 EST 1998

>My resources list Cassia and catsclaw as the host plant. I of course dont
>have any of these since I am sure they are zone 7 or 8 hardiness.  Does
>anyone know of any other host plant in the event I get a few ova. Any help

Nice Catch! Owlet Moths of Ohio also lists pudding-pipe tree and
Pithecellobium spp.
if you do get ova and your stuck, you might try dandelion (or wild lettuce
maybe) if u can get it. my understanding is that many noctuidae will eat
dandelion in the lab and develop normally, although they dont eat it in the

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