Entomology is a relatively minor hobby of mine. I enjoy chasing after and photographing insects when I have the chance – and most places in the world have an abundance of insects. Cabo’s airport, located on the southern point of Baja California, is no exception. These photographs were taken mere minutes after disembarking the airplane on which we arrived. The thousands upon thousands of egg-laying moths were easily mistaken for bird droppings, until examined more closely.
The sheer magnitude of this exponential scale of reproduction is rather mind-boggling. Every moth seems to lay over a hundred eggs, and there are thousands of them. We are indeed overwhelmed by these moths, but what if every single one of those eggs hatched successfully and matured into a moth capable of sexually reproducing? Mexico’s biomass would be something like 60% moth. Case in point; survival of the fittest.