I followed this bee to the creosote flower, where it was instantly stilled in the jaws of a flower spider. In fact, I'd not seen the arachnid either....
FOY cabbage white in a church garden.
visitor to my blacklight sheet
night, on Blechnum fern
on leaf at night
foto: zona residential La Crucecita
Witnessed it crawling across the ground on the sunny day. It froze, tucked in it's legs when nudged onto some paper for a photo. After a few minutes it popped out its legs and scurried back to the sand where it quickly burrowed.
came to blackight sheet
This color scheme of this species, creates doubts of identification. The possibilities are: a species of Melinaea (menophilus) or the corresponding variety of his mimicking Heliconius numata (there are 7 varieties of color patterns that mimicking species that mimic the patterns and colors of 7 species of the genus Melinaea, which are all toxic)
I think this is Melinaea menophilus, by the orange color of the head and body.
Undescribed Rhopalomyia on Salvia leucophylla. New to science.