Thysania agrippina is a large moth in the Noctuidae family. It has numerous common names, including White Witch, Birdwing Moth, Ghost Moth, Great Grey Witch, and Great Owlet Moth. It has a wingspan of up to 12 inches (31 cm), making it the Lepidopteran with the biggest wingspan. (The Atlas moth, however, has a greater wing area.) The species occurs in Mexico, Central and South America, but it appears as a stray as far north as Texas.
This species is considered endangered in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where it reaches the southern limit of its distribution.
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