Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Snout on camera

A bold and pugnacious American Snout lands on one of our Amorpha Borer expedition member's thumb last Sunday. These snouts are quite feisty for a butterfly. We believe they may have been employed by the Amorpha Borer beetles as lepidopteran thugs in an attempt to scare us off. It didn't work.

I've heard of getting close to your subject but this is ridiculous.

American Snouts invade Ohio from the south in varying numbers each year, and there have been lots around this season. They are quite the oddity, what with that incredibly long proboscis.

Goofy as the snout may be, they are always a pleasure to see.

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