Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Butterflies and Moths in Central Park

Beth Bergmann, a NYC photographer, has been photographing moths and butterflies at a new "Moth Tree" she discovered near the Carousel [around 62nd St in mid-park].If you are not a regular mother [rhymes with author] you may be surprised to hear that the insect above is a moth. It is a NESSUS SPHINX, a daytime and crepuscular moth, which explains why Beth found it between 3 and 4 pm on 7/8/08.
Below, two butterflies Beth Bergmann saw and photographed at the same tree and the same time of day one day earlier -- 7/7/08
Red Admiral Butterly

Question Mark Butterfly

All photos by BETH BERGMANN