I've seen a lot of these tiny moths, but whenever I looked up, "tiny
black, brown, yellow, orange, red moth" I didn't find this one.
You can see the proboscis of the moth above in the
Spanish Needles Flower
Finally I emailed Alan, and he was kind enough to tell me what kind it
is; thanks Alan! Once I looked it up by its name:
Syngamia florella Moth, it was easy to confirm that he was correct.
The moth above sipping nectar from a
Hempweed Vine. Butterflies
really like its nectar too. The moth below is diving head first into
a Richardia grandiflora flower.
This next little Syngamia florella Moth above is sitting on my arm. I
had to sneak up on a lot of them before I got that lucky! I can
only imagine how silly I look on a summer evening running in loopy
circles across the lawn chasing bugs too small for the neighbors to see.
I don't know too much about these tiny moths, but every so often I have
several of them darting about my yard. I need to follow them and
see if I can catch one laying an egg so I know where to look for
This little Syngamia florella Moth is nectaring on