Eupithecia Moth  (two photos)
"Pugs"

tiny moth

pub moth
The tiny moth shown above is just one of hundreds of moths in the genus Eupithecia.  They generally feed on
flowers and seeds of their host plants.  One of their characteristics is holding their upper wings at
right angles to their body with the lower wings hidden.  As they are all very similar in appearance, it is
difficult to narrow them down to species. This particular one was resting on a building
at Tonaquint Nature Center in St. George, Utah.  © Carol Davis, 3-29-2009

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