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American Snout

Libytheana carinenta, was on another bush, that had been covered with them a couple of days earlier. I guess it get’s its name from the long “beak-like labial palps”, described in the Peterson guide.

Also saw a Black-throated Sparrow: two prominent white stripes on the side of the face, black throat speckling into a white breast, grey-brown crown, tail with white edges, fluttering low in bushes or hopping on the ground.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.


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