If you’ve driven through South Texas in recent weeks, you probably found remnants of American snout butterflies covering your vehicle’s windshield and grill.

“Most people don’t want to hit them because they are butterflies, but there is no way to avoid that,” said Matt Bochat, Victoria County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent. “I’ve never seen the population so high.”

American snout butterfly

Close-up of two American snout butterflies pollinating. The American snouts have been seen in abundance recently in South Texas during their migration after the region received heavy rainfall after a drought period.

American snout butterfly

Close-up of an American snout butterfly pollinating.

Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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"I am a Houston native and 5th generation Texan, with a degree in journalism and minor in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. I care deeply about public interests and the community I serve.”

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Mary Ann Wenske

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