Subject: What butterfly or moth is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 11:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this little one while gardening. I was curious about the species. I’ve seen many swallowtails lately but not this one. I couldn’t find anything in a google search.
How you want your letter signed: Vic
This is one of the Duskywing Skippers in the genus Erynnis, probably the Funereal Duskywing which is pictured on BugGuide. Daniel has been seeing Funereal Duskyings in his Mount Washington garden on composite flowers including sunflower for weeks.