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Post  unit649 on 7/4/2013, 9:39 am

I have looked at lots of identification pictures and cannot find it.  It has such a beautiful shape and colors, I tend to think it is a butterfly.  Anyone seen any like this?
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Post  camprn on 7/4/2013, 10:21 am

That is a butterfly. Note the antennae. I will help look it up in a while. In the meantime try bugguide.net or your state butterfly page. Thanks for posting! It's a pretty creature.

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Post  quiltbea on 7/4/2013, 10:56 am

Helpful tip:  Butterflies have knobs at the end of their antennae, but moths don't.
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Post  unit649 on 7/4/2013, 11:41 am

camprn: Thank you, I will look that up.

quiltbea: Thank you also, I did not know that.

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