Black Witch foodplants

Neil Reimer nreimer at
Fri Aug 20 19:38:30 EDT 1999

Bruce  Walsh <jbwalsh at> wrote in article
<199908202135.OAA15494 at>...
> Anyone out there with experience rearing Black Witch moths?  I'm in
> e-mail contact with someone in the US midwest who has a batch of eggs and
> not know what to feed them.  Various legumes have been tried, w/o

They feed on monkeypod trees (Samanea saman), Cassia, and catsclaw in
Hawaii. These trees are all legumes.  The larvae feed at night and hide
during the day in the bark.



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