Bug Guide identified
Black Witch Moth located at Draper, Salt Lake
County, Utah on 11 September 2016
Over 5.5 inch wing span, 2.5 length, eyed," 9"
marking on each forewing
Host plant Cassia and Catclaw
Wikipedia lists overripe rainforest fruit,
especially bananas for adult, and larvae eat the
banana leaves. Most host plants are
legumes, favoring Acacia species, Kentucky
Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) and Candle Bush
(Senna alata.) It attacks mesquite and edible
The female accepted butterfly nectar recipe of
honey 1 part to water 10 parts to drink.