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Black Witch Moth
Noctuidae
Ascalapha odorata
Type: Insect

Effect: Neutral
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Noctuidae Family
Ascalapha Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

SP, Brazil

Found commonly throughout the western tropics

Description

Looks like a bat, or a giant dark butterfly that flies at night.

General information about Black Witch Moth :

harbinger of death
AKA: Papillion-devil, La Sorcière Noire, Mourning or Sorrow moth.
Jamaica Patois: "Duppy Bat" or "Money moth"
Pupae of the Black Witch moth were placed in the mouths of victims by serial killer 'Buffalo Bill' in the novel The Silence of the Lambs. In the movie adaptation the moth was changed to a Death's-head Hawkmoth.



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