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Yucca moth gathering pollen and pollinating Yucca flower Tegeticula maculata on  Hesperoyucca whipplei

Yucca moth gathering pollen and pollinating Yucca flower
Tegeticula maculata on Hesperoyucca whipplei
female
gouache paint, Adobe Photoshop®
Top left: Moth collects pollen from a Yucca flower. Top right: Moth grasps pollen and prepares to fly to another Yucca flower. Bottom left: Moth deposits her eggs into the ovary of another Yucca flower. Bottom right: Moth uses pollen from first flower to pollinate the flower. where her eggs will hatch and feed
 





 

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