Sunday, September 23, 2012

At the Buttonbush Buffet

Things were really aflutter at the Buttonbush Buffet last Sunday. The gulf fritillaries are gathering along the panhandle coast to begin their migration flight across the Gulf of Mexico. Before they left they found the nectar of the buttonbushes and other plants irresistible.

Upon closer inspection, I saw that there were also lovebugs enjoying the spheres.

 And when I looked even closer, I saw this tiny, orange, white and black striped moth. It is called a microlepidoptera because of its size. It also has a species name, but I did not find that.

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