Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zion mystery pupae

Many structures around the Zion visitor center had these mystery pupae on them.

I don't know what they are.

Whatever was inside has already emerged. I asked a ranger if he knew what they were, and he didn't know either. In my experience with bug ID questions in national parks, the rangers usually know less than I do. They know about the park's history, geology, the plants and the bigger animals, and that's a lot to cover already, but I haven't met an entomologist-ranger yet.
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