black witch

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Fri Oct 9 16:05:25 EDT 1998

>I'm confused. The Black Witch of Florida (Ascalapha odorata) is a
>noctuid, not a sphingid (hawkmoth).

Actually, I thought the name was _Erebus odorata_, for some reason - but
maybe I'm behind the times on that. Let's hope they never put it in a
separate family, since "Ascalaphidae" is already occupied.

Oh, and I think the author was talking about two separate captures at his


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