[TN-Butterflies] Re: little orange moth

David Trently and I also had this little moth on Sunday at Seven Islands WR, 
Knox Co.  Just shows what is out there when there are lots of eyes looking.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8343980@N06/3424311765/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8343980@N06/3424309893/in/photostream/

Audrey Hoff
Knoxville, TN

Audrey Hoff
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From: kjchilds <kjchilds@xxxxxxxxx>
To: tn-butterflies@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 6:32:24 PM
Subject: [TN-Butterflies] Re: little orange moth


My moth expert contact says that your ID is correct. It's definitely Mellilla 
xanthometata.

Ken Childs
Henderson, TN
Chester County

http://www.finishflagfarms.com

--- On Tue, 4/7/09, Rconnorsphoto@xxxxxxx <Rconnorsphoto@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Rconnorsphoto@xxxxxxx <Rconnorsphoto@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: [TN-Butterflies] little orange moth
> To: tn-butterflies@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 11:48 AM
> 
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> From Sunday 4/5/09 at Narrows of the Harpeth, Harpeth
> River State Park 
> 
> Cheatham Co. TN
>  
> Snowberry Clearwing, Grapevine Epimenis (on Bladderpod
> blossoms), and one 
> little orange moth. I have seen these before and never
> satisfactorily identified 
> them. Best match from Covell, Moths of Eastern North
> America, 
> is Orange Wing (Mellilla xanthometata). It looks right
> but not listed at 
> right size - this was small, less than the size of Least
> Skipper. I'd say not 
> more than 15mm. Orange Wing listed at 16 - 21 mm. Anyway,
> if anyone has 
> experience with this one I'd appreciate a look and
> opinion.
>   
> least moth photo:
> http://www.pbase.com/rconnorsnaturephoto/image/111011107
>  
> Also see photo of zebra swallowtails showing color and
> pattern differences. 
> Not sure if its a male/female thing or just general
> variability of this 
> species.
> 
> mating zebras photo:
> http://www.pbase.com/rconnorsnaturephoto/image/111011209
>  
> Thanks in advance,
>  
> Richard Connors
> Nashville
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