Nemoria lixaria, the Red-bordered emerald moth;
Volusia county, Florida (12 March 2015).
This is one of many tiny species of moths most people don’t really notice at night in Florida. Our outdoor lights can be major attractors to moth species at night, but most people (myself included in the past) don’t really stop to actually look at our tiny visitors. This is a fairly tight macro shot of one such moth, the Red-bordered emerald moth, clinging to an exterior window adjacent to one of our back patio lights. I shot the photograph from inside looking out. What a magnificent view, right? A tiny, tiny magnificent view.