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30-MAY-2017 Gillian Mastromatteo

Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata)

Occidental Papagayo, Guanacaste

The Witch Moth is known as the “Mariposa de Muerte”, the butterfly of death, in Costa Rica. Legend says that if one of these creatures enters your house, someone in the house will die. Fortunately we saw it flapping against the screen of the Snack Bar outside before it landed on the beam below an overhang.

Nikon COOLPIX P610
1/60s f/5.5 at 48.4mm iso450 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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