Day-Flying Moth (Cyclosia midamia, Chalcosiinae, Zygaenidae), female by itchydogimages Via Flickr: The recognised mimicry of butterflies of this moth genus is quite profound particularly in flight and when they are at rest with their wings spread also considering they are almost exclusively a day-flying genus.
The mimicry of the milkweed or crow butterflies is Mullerian in nature in that the butterflies are noxious tasting due to their food plant and the Chalcosiine Zygaenid moths produce cyanide independent of their food source as a deterrent to predation.
(Mullerian mimicry - A form of protective mimicry in which two or more poisonous or unpalatable species closely resemble each other and are therefore avoided equally by all their natural predators.)
Pu'er, Yunnan, China
Going to the Volcano by Mary Curtis Metteer Via Flickr: Sometimes I call this beautiful and varied little piece of earth called the Big Island in Hawaii “the rock” - as in “I need to get offa this rock”. Here’s a molten piece of the rock that we call home. Going off to visit our volcano for a couple of days…..
Check it out large for the “warm your toes” view….