Male - scale bar : 5 cm.

Guadeloupe, Petit-Bourg, Hauteurs Lézarde, 8-V-83

Female - scale bar : 5 cm.

Guadeloupe, Petit-Bourg, Hauteurs Lézarde, 28-IV-82

Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Noctuidae Ophiderinae


Synonym

Ascalapha agarista (Cramer)

Description

The 'nine-shaped' eyespot on forewings is diagnostic.


Biology and distribution

Larva on Acacia, Pithecellobium, Samanea (Mimosaceae), Cassia (Caesalpiniaceae), Ficus (Moraceae).

The 'Black Witch' is very common in Guadeloupe and Martinique, especially in hygrophilic zone.
Les Saintes.

St-Kitts, Montserrat, Dominica, St-Lucia.
Jamaica, Puerto-Rico, Virgin Islands.

From the United States to Brazil.

Legend


Male genitalia (JPG 106 Kb).
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