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American Snout Butterfly   Leave a comment

American Snout-72American Snout Butterfly — Image by kenne

As seen in this image, American Snouts often perch on branches as if to imitate a dead leaf. This small, relatively dull colored butterfly got its named because of the pronounced elongation of its labial palpi into a prominent snout — the better with which to suck.

— kenne

 

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