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It pays to get up early!  This dewey Moth is so pretty! - Phyciodes tharos

It pays to get up early! This dewey Moth is so pretty! - Phyciodes tharos
Lapeer, MI, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
May 24, 2005
Look closely - he's looking back! Notice the dew drop has settled on his tongue!

One of the Crescent Butterflies
Dark smudges look like a cross between Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) and Northern Crescent (P. selenis). The Butterflies Through Binoculars Field Guides indicates that they may not be separable.

 
Ooops! I thought it was a moth!
The things I learn in here! Thanks for taking the time to identify this beautiful bug. I have been so fascinated by the tiny little world I've found with my macro lens. I never know what I'm going to see until I get my camera home. So much fun!!

Lisa Parsons "Paw Prints Nature & Wildlife Photography"

 
cresents
There are actually 3 cresents in your area Lisa, but only one is common, the Pearl. The Northern and Tawny are usually found north of Midland and Mt. Pleasant. There are only a few records of these two in counties around you. Plus the silvery-white cresent shape on the hindwing is pretty distinct, so I'd stick with tharos.

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