Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 983326

Observation date: June 21, 2014
Submitted by: Doug Bruce
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Rapidly running in small, tight circles on a sycamore leaf for a few seconds at a time, then stopping and pulling wings tight against body to form a motionless cylinder. Then repeating. Found it a few minutes after a rainstorm had finished. Moth is only a few mm in length, but the electric blue streaks were visible to the naked eye.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Childs
Verified date: June 29, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Morgan County