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Owlet Moth

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Owlet Moth

Owlet Moth on Screen - Photo by Richard Evnen

The moth shown here is referred to as the Black Witch. It’s in the family of moths known as owlets. There are about 35,000 types of moths in this family. One interesting fact about the owlets is many of the caterpillars have the ability to feed on poisonous plants. Generally these moths fly at night and will often be found hanging out by outdoor lighting. These guys are one of the bigger moths and will reach wing spans of about 7 inches. Not really considered a structure pest but are fun to look at.

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One Response to “Owlet Moth”

Kody March 5, 2013

The largest ones can get up to about a 12″ wingspan.