You probably think this blog is about Veined Ctenucha (teh-NEW-kah) moths. And it is!
Beth writes at the link above:
Despite its bright, bold coloration, diurnal (daytime) habits, and strange, beetle-like or wasp-like appearance, the Veined Ctenucha (Ctenucha venosa) is actually a moth.
Indeed, we saw loads of them in Sabino Canyon on 10/14/2015. They didn't sit still very long, though!
|Photo by Ned Harris 10/14/2015|
This one is on a Sensitive Pea plant (Chaemacrista nictitans var. mensalis).
|Photos by Ned Harris 10/13/2015|
Ned photographed some in his backyard the day before. Click on these photos to see the feather-like antennae.