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Date: 9-25-2011 12:28 AM
Subject: Sunday Bugs: Orange Mint Moth
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Tags:insect, local insect, moth
Sunday Bugs: Orange Mint Moth

This little moth is an orange mint moth (Pyrausta orphisalis). They are a daytime-flying moth whose larvae like to eat mint leaves. They swarm in large numbers all over the spearmint and lemon balm in my back yard (this one is on a spearmint blossom).

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