A recently emerged sphingid moth. My friend found it on his jalapeño plant and we kept it through metamorphosis. It still has a piece of cocoon on its back.
Fruiting on hardwood (live oak).
2nd crop of the year in same location. Growing close to base if oak tree
Pleasant sweet smell
When I came to work in the morning I found bits of rose hips on the concrete under the rose bush and had wondered what happened. Later in the day I saw a squirrel in the bush eating the rose hips, discarding much of each rose hip onto the ground and moving along to eating others.
Growing on moss
On black oak