Hodges # 6076
Caterpillar foods: Clematis and Houstonia (on Bugguide)
These are tiny moths – less than half an inch long. I think they’re more common than I realize – they’re so small that I don’t see them unless I’m looking closely.
6/26/2006 The first time I saw these moths – they were with large fluttering groups of butterflies, all sucking up the salt and minerals left from evaporating rainwater, dead animals and animal scat.
6/26/2006 The Spotted Thyris moths are so small that at first I didn’t realize what they were. They looked like tiny crumpled butterflies. Here they are, puddling on the driveway, with some butterflies and a fly. They’re a little smaller than the fly.
5/3/2012 on Wild Geranium
5/23/2016 on Robin’s Plantain (Erigeron pulchellus)