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Snout butterfly

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Snout Butterfly on Barbed Wire 2836

A few miles from where the silver bluestem was impersonating a snowstorm on November 19th, I found this American snout butterfly, Libytheana carinenta, on two twisted strands of barbed wire. This is a Cyrano de Bergerac of butterflies, so you might say we’re ending the year with panache.

Yes, today is the last day of 2013 (unless another one unexpectedly intervenes), but because I’m backed up with lots of photographs from an unusually productive November and first part of December, some of those pictures will keep appearing in the weeks ahead. January is usually a fallow month anyhow, a good time to look back while anticipating a spring that comes sooner to central Texas than to many other places. A happy and prosperous 2014 to you all.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 31, 2013 at 6:11 AM

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