Is This a Grapevine Epimenis (Wood Nymph)?

Asked April 1, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT

While out in the field today (4/1/17), I caught this very small butterfly. It does not appear in any of my field guides. I saw a very similar picture on this web forum. I caught this specimen in South Boston, Virginia on the bank of the Dan River. I have never seen one of these before and I sure could use some expert advice on what species this is.

Thank You!

Halifax County Virginia insect identification butterflies

2 Responses

Hello!

This looks like the Grape Epimenis to me, too.

Here is the link to some further information on your moth:

http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu/FactSheets/grapevine-epimenis_7_2002982255.pdf

happy hunting!

Thanks for the confirmation Michele! This is the first one I've ever seen or caught! It is a very small moth but very beautiful. Catching it was an exciting experience!

Stephen M