About 1/2″ to 3/4″ long. Front wings appear to be folded up. Fuzzy abdomen. Antenna appear to have dark spots on the ends. Wings are orange/light brown. Very quick to fly away, very sensitive to my trying to get close enough to take a good picture. Fairly fast flier in comparison with other moths.
Several showed up today. All sitting in my flowering oregano, but not on the flowers… down below.
Location: Whidbey Island just north of Seattle WA.
Thanks Moni… I’ve never seen anything like this.
Your insect is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae…one of the skippers. It looks like the woodland skipper.
These are found in western half of the US and southwestern Canada. As the name suggests they are found in woodland clearings, gardens, small streams and open habitats. And they do skip around quickly. Great job getting the photo!
Larvae feed on grasses. There are probably 2 broods where you live.