Can you help me identify, please? #257108 - Ask Extension


Can you help me identify, please? #257108

Asked June 25, 2015, 4:16 PM EDT

Can you help me identify, please? It's really tiny. The blossom probably measures 1 to 1.5 inches, and the butterfly/moth is half that. I almost didn't even notice it! I thought it was kind of pretty. Thanks!

Lane County Oregon

Expert Response

This may be a skipper, one of the micro-lepidopteran. A little book titled "Butterflies of Lane County" has great pictures. It is put out by NABA (North American Butterfly Association) in Eugene. The website is This is an active chapter and may be able to get you to the exact species.
Congratulations on an exceptional photo of a very small beastie.
Pat Patterson Replied June 29, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT

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