We have abundant wild grapevine (I believe they are Mustang grapes, Vitis mustangensis)) and Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) on our property, so I've come to expect the annual emergence of Alypia octomaculata, or Eight Spotted Forester Moth. A day flier, these moths are often mistaken for butterflies and it is easy to see why. They are fairly flashy for a moth.
Here in the southern parts of its range, the eight spot has two flights, the first beginning, well, nowish. I noticed the first one here a week or so ago but by the time I retrieved my camera it had fluttered off.
|The orange tufts on the legs resemble the corbicula (pollen baskets) on a bee though they don't serve that purpose.|