Image Number: 1274079

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Adult(s)
Description:
this is probably the largest insect in North America. B.W.’s are very common throughout the New World tropics and fly year round in the Rio Grande Valley and south Florida. They migrate north from Mexico through Texas primarily in June.
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Field

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United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Calpinae
Genus: Ascalapha
Subject: Ascalapha odorata (Linnaeus)
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Friday, May 6, 2011