Approx. 8000' elevation, along the trail.
Scores of these underfoot on the damp trail.
Long distance shot.
The only other moth on the wall with the Pine Silkmoth
20 years ago someone told me to come here early in the morning to see/catch one. They were All over the walls this day.
Presumed type 2
Saw several robins on the June Lake Loop.
I believe it is an underwing moth
Acc'd to our database: 'pollinated by swallowtails...' . This a tantalizing thought! But I've not seen swallowtails on this trail, unless you count Parnassians.
This is a best-guess based on habitat and appearance.
Along the high trail, these were flying upslope; passing through swarms of nectaring Sierran Percopids...
Looks to me like the typical Hemileuca hera? I thought that one was more in Oregon. Since it's so pretty, I'll just post it to bug guide and get their input.
Present in the thousands right after the sun emerged at 10 o'clock.
The local guide calls this the 'forget-me-not moth'.
The wings were particularly nice