Saturday, September 27, 2014

Not a lizard : - )

Photo by Ned Harris 9/12/2014

Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. Starts as an egg on a pipevine plant, hatches as caterpillar (larva), eats pipevine plant, pupates, comes out as this beauty above.

And the lizard from yesterday's post is a Zebra-tailed. How do I know? Well, I am highly-trained naturalist #27, after all. But seriously, Greater Earless lizards have bars near their groin. G for groin, G for Great Earless. (Thanks to Larry Jones for that mnemonic.) Zebra-tailed Lizards have bars near their front legs - armpits, if you will. A for armpit means A Zebra-tailed!

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