Nothing. Not even a slug, sliming its way across the wet pavement. No spiders lurking in corners; no flies or moths clinging to dry patches on the wall. Rain, the sound of drips falling into the bird bath from the rhododendron ... The rhododendron! All those big, solid leaves creating shelter! I flipped one over, and another. On the third, there was a gleaming white spot, just a speck. On another leaf, I found two, another one a bit higher up. I collected half a dozen leaves and brought them inside.
The specks were alive; several of them flew up and away when I turned the light on them. A couple stayed around to have their portraits done.
|Looks like a moth. About 2 mm. long.|
Another one for BugGuide. And a heart for Clytie.
UPDATE: Dave (in the comments) beat me to BugGuide. He has identified the supposed moth as a whitefly, from the Aleyrodidae family.