A Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia), also called Eyed Tiger Moth blew onto our front steps, to get out of the wind on an extremely windy, hot Monday here on the ridge. In the background, Ivan is resting out of the warm wind and hot sun….
I saw it from far away, it was so starkly black and white. The coloring is meant to warn off predators that it tastes bad, but I’m wondering if a more camouflaged coloring would keep it safer from well, everything?
Sometimes evolution amazes me.
Enjoy the photos, and click on any to enlarge.