17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Larval Ring

This is the especially beautiful larva of a Sycamore Tussock Moth, which is curled up here in a defensive posture. I thought that poignantly reflected the precarious state of so many living things in our world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: iPhone XS
Copyright: © Max Cavitch