I was enamored by this diminuitive butterfly that has been drawn to the lavendar flowers in my yard this year. They are very petite - no more than a 1" wingspan and I found the posture of their wings fascinating.
I pulled out my Peterson Field Guide to the Moths but couldn't find a thing. So I posted this image on Facebook to ask for some direction. Within minutes, I had 5 people pointing me toward the skippers and another suggested a Northern Broken Dash. All are butterflies, not moths!
So I put away the moth book and started looking at skippers. I also posted another picture showing a different angle and got another vote for the Northern Broken Dash and a suggestion to look at the Crossline Skipper.
But then I did the same with images of the Northern Broken Dash. Now I'm more confused than ever!
So I'll just post a few more pictures and if anyone can definitively identify this interesting little butterfly, I'd really appreciate it! Have fun with it!
(To help with ID, click on any image to enlarge).