Friday, March 15, 2013

The Snout is out!

Photo by Ned Harris 3/13/13
The beautiful American Snout butterfly uses both species of hackberry in the canyon as a host plant. The females lay their eggs on the leaves, and the caterpillars bulk up on them after hatching. Desert Hackberry (Celtis pallida) and Net-leaf Hackberry (Celtis reticulata).

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