Little brown moths tend to get overlooked.


For example, this one visiting a flower.


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


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.


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.