Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1275968

Sociable Pyrausta Moth
Pyrausta socialis

Observation date: September 26, 2020
Submitted by: indianaphd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It's tiny (about the size of the tip of my pinky finger). They've been hanging around my lemon thyme for the last couple of weeks in "swarms" of about 20. I'm in Nampa Idaho. I've searche internet photos for "idaho butterflies" and "idaho moths" and haven't found anything that looks remotely like it. The moth (?) is mostly brown and the lighter areas on the photo are orange (not red).
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: September 29, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Canyon County