Friday, August 12, 2005

A new Central Park Mother??with an added postscript

Is that a moth I see in this eager fledgling's beak? If it is, I guess we'll have to acknowledge him as an honorary member of our moth-loving society. [I just hope it wasn't a rare Underwing.]

Photo by Lincoln Karim
August 9, 2005

PS [a few hours later]: Just learned that it's not a moth. It's a Cicada. Well, at least it's in the same class -- Insecta -- as a moth, and not in the usual classes redtails associate with: Mammalia and Aves. Cicadas, by the way, are in the Order of insects called Homoptera, while moths, together with butterflies, are Lepidoptera.