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Bug of the Week: Moth Worth a Second Look

Little brown moths tend to get overlooked.

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For example, this one visiting a flower.

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Take a little closer look. In the sun the scales on its wings were shining gold.

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Check the left wing. When the light was just right, this little "brown" moth was wearing brilliant rainbows of color.

Maybe it was worth a second look after all.

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Interested in moths? National Moth Week (July 20 - July 28, 2013) is a great way to participate in citizen science and celebrate moths.

Go see if there is an event near you. The Kids' Page has a free coloring book to download.

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