Schinia unimacula (four photos)
Schinia unimacula flower moths were all over the rabbitbrush at Bear River MBR this day.
Sometimes I just get lucky and happen upon a good moth day. © Carol Davis 8-16-2015
I tried to move this one around to get a better picture, but it preferred standing on its head, I guess.
These first two moths are less worn than the one below that I found in the exact same area in 2006
(and just 4 days apart). I might mention that both days, in 2006 and again in 2015, were
somewhat overcast. © Carol Davis 8-16-2015
Rabbitbrush is the host plant for this moth and the caterpillar feeds on it. © Carol Davis 8-20-2006
The delicate Schinia unimacula moth seems right at home at Bear River MBR in Box Elder
county, Utah. They
were lying everywhere motionless in the rabbitbrush. On such a dingy
was a treat to see such a beautiful, bright tiny moth. © Carol Davis,
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