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Old 10-12-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Default Thousands of butterflies flying around 151/sea world area.

Is this an every year occurrence (once a year I'm assuming)? Lots of butterflies flying into my windshield at mentioned area. Are they migrating? My windshield is a mess. Someone that drove from Corpus to SA noticed them also.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:43 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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It's migration season. They're flying back to Mexico for the winter.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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They're Snout butterflies, and we get them pretty bad but not every year.

If you want to see a nice collection of them, check out the grill of my Jeep!

Honestly, for some reason they get caught there intact and it's almost like they are on display.

Yesterday at work I saw a bird trying to eat them!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've heard them called "snout nosed" butterflies. My dad always called them "snot nosed" butterflies because of the mess they leave on the windshield when you drive through a rabble of them.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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the Monarch!
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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the Monarch!
Nope, Snouts....



Monarchs look like this...



Cheers! M2
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Oh, and it's been discussed before...

Butterfly Migration?
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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I flew through a dense cloud of them on 410 south side. Yuk, all over the car.

The funniest thing though is that I stopped at an HEB during another migration and birds would land on the bumbers of trucks and eat the squished bodies off the grill work. Who says birds are stupid?
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Medina Co., TX
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Yeah...I saw snouts flying around the parts of S.A. I drove in today. Hadn't been in town for a while and out at my place in the country I haven't been seeing them. But will look around the property tomorrow, maybe they'll be out here. Wonder where the Monarchs are? My milkweeds need some caterpillars!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Your firearms are useless against them!

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