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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 8, 2011 3:54 PM CST

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Found him in my garden cabinet after the rain. Looked on Google for a while already.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 8, 2011 6:19 PM CST
I think it's a Black Witch Moth, Sandi. They don't usually pose that way for me!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 8, 2011 7:34 PM CST

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Thanks Linda! Maybe it was as surprised by the rain as we were!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 8, 2011 9:26 PM CST

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Ohhh wait a minute... I looked it up and it says if a Black Witch moth comes to your house it means someone will soon die. Ooooh, I'm starting to feel a little queasy. I just thought it was too much football today.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 9, 2011 8:02 AM CST
Now that is a scary Halloween moth

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