Pyrausta Borealis Moth  (three photos)
"Northern Pyrausta"

brown and tan moth

pyrausta borealis

When I first saw this little moth flying I thought it was a moth until it landed with open wings and then,
because it was so tiny, I thought it might be a Western Pygmy-Blue Butterfly. When I could finally see
the pattern, I knew it was something good and it just sat on the grass and let me take photos until I had my
fill.  I didn't use a flash but the bright sun still washed out some of the color.  It was a gorgeous little moth
and I'll probably never see another one in my lifetime because how much longer am I going to be able to see
something flying that's so small and track it to a resting spot?  : ]

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