Insect and Bug ID forum: Butterfly, moth, or what?

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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Jun 3, 2015 7:08 AM CST
This prettily marked cream and gray-brown insect was sheltering on the overhang of my verandah this morning. I can't find a picture of it in my butterfly & moth ID books. Does anyone recognize it? Wingspan is about 15mm or slightly more than half-an-inch.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 3, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Looks close to this one, small magpie moth Eurrhypara hortulata:

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eurrhypara-hortul...

http://www.acleris.com/dls/04952.html
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
Dragonflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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JuneOntario
Jun 3, 2015 6:21 PM CST
It certainly matches the photos on the links you kindly provided. And I have plenty of nettles and mints for it to lay eggs on. Thank you for the ID, Sue!

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