New to list and to Lepidoptera

Holly D Tunning Canfield hdt at
Sat Apr 13 21:27:25 EDT 2002

I'm new to the list and to lepidoptera ... I was birding this weekend and
came across a butterfly or moth that I cannot find a pic of to be able to
id it at either or the North Prarie site.

It was less than an inch long ... had a "hairy" black body, had black wings
with 1 yellow spot on each "back wing"  and 1 orange spot on each "front
wing" (ok, it's very evident how new I am at this!)  This was lakeside in
north central West Virginia, at about 4:00 pm on a very sunny, warm day.
This little guy lit on my hands and walked around for several minutes
before I had to coax him off onto a plant.

And help, suggestions or references to good url's, books etc would be
appreciated.  Since I'm going to be out birding I want to learn what all
the butterflies and such I see are.
Holly D Tunning Canfield     hdt at
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