Monday, August 14, 2017

Moth, brown and tan, with greenish eyes.

The teeniest moth ever:

Less than 1/4 inch long, resting on my  wall under a lamp.

So small, and yet so smart! As soon as I approached with the camera, he started to run; two shots, and he scooted down a crack and disappeared. I waited, but he never showed his face again.

I'll send his photo in to BugGuide.

And he's already identified; that was quick! A Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. Thanks, Steve!

2 comments:

  1. I think that's a diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (or a close relative).

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  2. Yes, that's it! I found a photo in an almost identical pose: http://britishlepidoptera.weebly.com/001-plutella-xylostella-diamond-backed-moth.html
    Thanks!

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