Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1096911

Observation date: July 27, 2016
Submitted by: Slugbait
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: While searching for insects in the Quarry upper meadow I flushed this tiny metallic-looking moth from the mixed knee-high ground cover. Luckily it alit on the underside of a fallen branch practically right in front of me allowing me to obtain my first ever half-decent photo of a micro moth. It didn't stay there long, maybe 10 seconds, then flew rapidly into the shaded area beneath a thick growth of grape vines. The species identity was suggested to me by members of a Facebook group I turned to for help when my efforts provided no likely suspects
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 19, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario