Monday, July 14, 2008

So far at the Moth Tree -- East Drive near 74th St.

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Large Yellow Underwing [an increasingly common exotic species]revealing it's colorful and rarely revealed hind wings

Once-married Underwing [ Catocala unijuga]

American Idia

Ilia Underwing [conspicua form]

Lunate Zale [pronounced zah-lay by lepidopterists, though we still say Zale rhymes with Snail.]

PS, At 10:30 pm last night, as Jim Lewis and I were heading out of the park, we saw a Black Skimmer zigzagging back and forth over the Model-boat Pond.