Male Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
This moth is a member of the 'Owl Moth' family (Noctuidae). It is a large moth, with a wingspan of about six inches. One way to tell the males and females apart: the female has a bright white stripe across its wings, while the male does not. Some time ago, I posted a photo of a female Black Witch moth. If you have a look at that earlier photo, the difference in coloration between the sexes will be obvious.