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Photo of an American Snout

American Snout

Libytheana carinent
Most of us identify butterflies by their color patterns, but you can ID this Missouri species by its long “nose.”

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Look for the Regal Fritillary, a large, colorful butterfly, during summer in tallgrass prairies in western and northern Missouri.

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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Photo of a Black Swallowtail, Male, Wings Spread

Black Swallowtail (Parsnip Swallowtail)

Papilio polyxenes
Most gardeners meet this swallowtail sooner or later, because parsley, carrot, fennel and dill are favorite food plants of the caterpillars!

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Butterflies and Moths

Learn about Missouri's beautiful and important butterflies and moths.

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