New to list and to Lepidoptera

Brian Scholtens scholtensb at
Mon Apr 15 10:03:37 EDT 2002


Your moth sounds like a day-flying species known as the Grape Epimenis,
Psychomorpha epimenis.  It is fairly common in early spring and commonly
feeds at fluids other than nectar (often dung or urine).  On your hand
it was probably going after perspiration.  This species is pictured in
the out-of-print Peterson moth guide.  It would be available at your
local library probably and you could check it out.

Brian Scholtens


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