Thursday, November 14, 2013
Just got back from Texas on Wednesday. While we were there, we saw many snouts at the Goat Cave Preserve in Austin. Most of the kept their wings closed, but this butterfly allowed me to get a picture of the upper side of its wings. . It is called a snout because it looks like it has a snout. The big nose is formed by elongated mouthparts. This butterflies has such large migrations that it hits the news regularly. We saw a bunch of them, but most people probably wouldn't have noticed.