This species has a wingspan of 3 inches (nearly 8 cm). The wings of this moth are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some solid and some hollow. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings, the male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths are strictly nocturnal and do not generally fly before nightfall (Fullard & Napoleone 2001).
The caterpillar is of the "Woolly Bear" kind, with a thick coat of black bristles (setae) and red or orange colored bands between its segments which become conspicuous when caterpillar rolls into a ball for defense.
English: Water striders using water surface tension when mating.
Datum 31. März 2005(2005-03-31) (according to EXIF data)
Quelle selbst fotografiert von Markus Gayda
Kamera: EOS 10D, Sigma 105/2,8er Macro
Urheber Markus Gayda