|Re: "Flies" vs Cicadas.|
|Re: "Flies" might be cicadas. -- Luann Udell||Post Reply||Edit||Forum||Where am I?|
I agree that, from Asian art, cicadas are often mistaken for "butterflies." However, a cicada generally has a very fat body, in proportion to the wings, that therefore seem proportionally smaller than those of butterflies. Note the smaller thinner abdomen of the insect in-question. It is much more butterfly-like.
This is based on the idea that the beads do not represent flies. But I suppose they might be flies, since fly depictions are known from Egyptian and other ancient art motives/iconography.