This painting was commissioned as a gift for Dr. Judie Bronstein at the University of Arizona. It depicts plant-pollinator mutualism interactions in one of her study systems. The moth, Manduca sexta, depends on the plant, Datura wrightii, for all of its life stages. The moth lays her eggs on the plant's leaves, the caterpillar eats the leaves, and the adult moth pollinates the plant.
Other illustrations of this mutualistic interaction for publications for Dr. Christopher Johnson at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.