Insect and Bug ID forum: Small, delicate butterfly/moth

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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Oct 12, 2015 11:00 AM CST
I haven't been able to nail down what this little critter is. Anyone know? It's about 3/4"-1" long, very erratic in it's flight. It took me 3 days to finally get an earlier morning pic.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 12, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Celia, you can click on each of the names in this link & it will open a new tab with photos & info.
http://www.utahlepsociety.org/bfstatechecklist.html

I would check the Blues first. If you don't find it there, go for the coppers.
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Oct 12, 2015 9:35 PM CST
cool!
I bookmarked that page Smiling
Thanks Ann!!!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 13, 2015 3:57 AM CST
Oh you're so welcome! Smiling
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Oct 13, 2015 9:10 AM CST
So the 1st one on the Blue list appears closest. Western Pypmy Blue. Close enough that I'll call this closed. Thanks a bunch!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 13, 2015 11:27 AM CST
Celia, you can always submit the photo to BAMONA for a positive ID.
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/identify
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 13, 2015 12:26 PM CST
You're probably right! My book says Western Pigmy Blue is the smallest butterfly in North America.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
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Zencat
Oct 14, 2015 7:39 AM CST
It really is small. I've seen a lot more of them lately. They're so active, it's hard to get good pics. I got lucky getting that one.

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