Friday, September 22, 2006
It's all anyone ever mentions.
Poor Cyrano of butterflies, with his enormous... panache.
But that eye!
A very agreeable butterfly:
Easy ID -- the only species with elongated labial palpi (the "snout"). Plus, the two front legs on the male are tiny, while the female's are normal.
Easy to predict mass migration -- long drought + lots of rain = lots of snout butterflies, especially in the southwest.
Mass migrations. We drove through one of these in south Texas in 1996.
Photos with wings open.
There is actually a Cyrano Darner.
More critters at the Friday Ark.