This is a Yellow Collared Scape Moth that I found today on a walkabout that I brought in for a focus stacking session staged at 5X magnification.
According to our Department of Natural Resources, the caterpillars are herbivores that graze on vegetation. The adults serve a role in pollination. This species might garner some protection from predators by mimicking wasps or bad-tasting beetles. It might also acquire some toxicity itself when it gathers nectar from plants with toxic chemicals.
Loc: Encinitas CA (near Sandy Eggo)
Another amazing stack, Sippy!
Thanks, Kpmac. Is your power and water back on? We've with without for a day or so at times and I can't imagine what it would be like to be with them on a long term.
Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks and I'm happy that you enjoyed seeing it.
for this one!
Thanks, it's always my pleasure to share what I see through the lens.
Tinusbum, Thanks ever so much.
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