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Pa'u Riders, Kailua-Kona 1950's
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Found this huge moth larva in a mulch pile. It's a 'Black Witch' or 'Money Moth', Ascalapha odorata, superfamily Noctuoidea. Different cultures have different myths attached to it, hence the witch and money names. I opted for the penny as a size comparison--not a broom. The stinger is not to injure but to dig, I assume.

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