Please visit Cee Nuener’s blog for reportage of the devastating wildfires on the West Coast. So far she has posted a half a dozen entries on this subject. Smoke from the fires is creating hazy skies all the way to the East Coast. This is a crisis of major proportions. The losses are incalculable. That this is a result of climate change is recognized by all with the exception of the Flat Earth Society.
Generally speaking, moths aren’t as flashy as butterflies. There are some exceptions. The luna moth is one of the largest lepidopteran. Its lime green wings are a beauty to behold. When they emerge from the chrysalis, they don’t even have a working mouth. Their sole purpose at that point is to reproduce. They only live about a week. I don’t know who this fellow is, but I think he has his own beauty. Like most butterflies, this moth has a proboscis and is enjoying a meal of pollen from this cockscomb.
Talk about a messy eater!