Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 729638

Black-dotted Spragueia
Spragueia onagrus

Observation date: August 01, 2012
Submitted by: jkbckayaker
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this very tiny moth this morning on the dewy leaves in butterfly garden. Found initially on lantana and I thought it was a small bug until I realized its wings were folded. I tried to get it to open its wings so I could see more pattern but it would not. It flew to the adjacent false nettle and settled in there for a few pictures. Sunny morning in butterfly garden of cassia, passionvine, false nettle, ruellia, lantana, pentas, asclepias, dill, parsley, cosmos, zinnia, dahlia, rose. This moth looked to be a half inch long.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 01, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Polk County