Can't quite place this damsel. When I first saw it was holding it's wings up and the color made me think Variable Dancer. Further inspection points to bluet but the color doesn't seem right for a male bluet even though 8 & 9 seem to indicate a male. Some online photos show female Tule with completely colored 8 & 9, others show them largely black dorsally. Records show it's not peak Tule season but possible here. Is this a Tule and is it a female?
This male polyphemus moth emerged from a cocoon found in my yard.
Found at my back porch light.
sorry about the horrible photos - closeups under heavy canopy
I believe the second photo is of developing fruiting bodies of the same species
5-10 pairs around the reservoir plantations; this easy-to-see (and hear) male hangs out around the boat livery along SR 43
seemed significantly smaller than all the Olethreutes fasciatana around