Few things are more satisfying than going out to look for something and actually finding it. These cool little moths use Epilobium and other onagraceous plants as hosts, so if you see some willowherb, keep an eye out for them. I saw numerous individuals perched on E. brachycarpum, many of them mating.
From past files . This individual was on a small embankment ( unseen ) and fell off to my surprise when a friend and I walked by . We jumped sideways a few feet and this large snake was not happy .
Michael's Rein Orchid (Piperia michelii ), Mount Diablo State Park, California
Was not familiar with this...