Butterflies in January?
Can you see it perching from the branch imitating a dead leaf? It hung there long enough for me to run and grab my camera. Here is a better shot on its new perch, an expired blackberry cane.
Its distinctive snout gave it its name. I think it is rather endearing.
American Snouts (Brushfoot family) host on Common Hackberry (C. occidentalis), Dwarf Hackberry (Celtis tenuifolia) and Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) trees.
This is the first of its kind I've ever seen in our garden. I don't know how it ended up here in January or how it will survive on the limited blooms available right now but I hope nature will be kind.