Thank you, Daphne. I think these pretty little moths have put a spell on me. I’m not always sure whether I’m looking at a moth or butterfly either. The excellent folks at Butterflies and Moths of North America help me with ID sometimes. They also have a few easy tips for telling the difference between butterflies & moths:
I wrote an article once about 5-minute increments. I walked along the gravel road by my rural property for 5 minutes and noted what I saw. Then I slowed my pace considerable for another 5 minutes. The last 5 minutes I moved slower than a turtle. It’s amazing how much is seen in the slow 5 minutes.