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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Snout Butterfly on Rattlesnake Master

American Snout butterflies are rare in Ohio. So, I was excited to see this one. I was also excited to see that the butterfly was using Rattlesnake Master, a prairie plant, to nectar on. As a lecturer on pollinators, I am always interested in the relationship between insects and plants. Especially two such unusual specimens as these.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Miamisburg, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: SM-N910T
Copyright: © Elisabeth Rothschild