Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Witch Moth

This picture was taken on November 20th, 2009 at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort Mission, Texas. This is the largest moth in North America with a wingspan of up to 7", and has considerable folklore surrounding it. The Aztecs used to believe that if someone was sick and the Black Witch Moth entered the house, the sick person would die. The Mexicans had a similar belief except that the Moth had to visit all four corners of the house. A more recent Mexican belief is that if a Black Witch Moth lands on you, you'll win the lottery. So bring on the Black Witches but don't let them into the house.

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