Friday, August 01, 2008

The moth tree and the path toward Cedar Hill

The Moth Tree

Three Armyworm Moths feeding on the diminishing sap of the Moth Tree
Alas, the Moth Tree is drying up. No Underwing Moths at all. But at least we have Cicadas. And soon...slug sex. Also, we'll be experimenting with new locations for the black light in hope of finding some new moths.

A lacewing on the Moth Tree

A cicada still attached to its nymph case, on a Beech Tree around 75th Street

A cicada almost emerged on a fence at Cedar Hill

A crab spider on a fence

A sycamore Tussock Moth Caterpillar on a bench slat [Many of these are being seen this week.]