Ever pull the husk off an ear of corn and find a caterpillar in there eating the kernels? They're called corn earworms. If you have ever wondered what they look like when they grow up, see above -- the corn earworm moth. Click on the photo for a closer look at those big green eyes!
I am a Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I live in Brooklyn. Most mornings I walk a few blocks to the subway station. I get off the train at 59th street in Manhattan and walk a mile along Central Park West through one of the most urban settings in the world. I see a nonhuman mammal or two, a few dozen birds, and a variety of intriguing insects every day; this blog is a collection of stories about them.
The photos in this blog can be enlarged by clicking on them. I took all of them. If you want to use one, please ask permission in the comments section below the blog and I'll respond and let you know how to attribute. Thanks for reading!