A Micro-Moth

Today’s moth is a really tiny one, less than 1cm across at rest and less than 2cm with wings spread. Spotted on a rose bush but that’s not where it came from … I am reasonably confident that this is an Orange-spotted Pyrausta (Pyrausta orphisalis) whose caterpillars feed on various plants of the mint family – including Monarda which we have a stand of to attract the Hummingbirds not far from where it was found.

Rather a pretty little thing – and a tricky blighter to get focus on before it flitted to another leaf.

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