Hodges # 8121
These tiny bright orange moths are common in our remnant prairies. (Their genus name changed recently – from Holomelina to Virbia.) There are several species that have orange forewings, and can only be told apart by their hindwings – and I haven’t often seen their hindwings – so we may have more than one species.
Caterpillar foods: low plants and crops including corn, dandelion, pigweed and plantain (Beadle & Leckie)