Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: American Snout Butterfly on my Anna Appletree

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Name: Lisa
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May 9, 2014 2:09 PM CST
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Name: Glen Ingram
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May 10, 2014 2:29 AM CST
How strange the snout. Welcome Lisa, too.
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Name: Carole
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May 10, 2014 3:04 AM CST
Most interesting! Thanks for posting, Lisa. Thumbs up
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Name: Melanie Long
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May 10, 2014 3:37 PM CST


Welcome! I've never seen a Snout in real life before even though my butterfly book says they live in Florida. I must be in the wrong part of Florida. Nice shot of the open wings; most of the pictures I see of them are usually from the side.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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May 16, 2014 9:54 PM CST
That's a great picture of a snout!
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Name: Jim D
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May 17, 2014 8:45 PM CST
Yes that is wonderful photo , I have seen them feeding at my spearmint before ,, none last year , The two previous years ,,
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