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Snoutless snout?

Observed: 31st August 2011 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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snout
Description:

Looks very much like a Snout but didnt have a snout!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

snout

The Snout's 'snout' is formed from its two palps, and I've regularly encountered individuals that have lost their palps, making it very confusing to work out what they are! Not sure if they lose the palps as a result of simply bumping into things or due to some other mishap, but it doesn't seem to bother them too much.

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Valerie Harrison's picture

Snout

Thanks for that info Martin, I havn't come accross a snoutless one before but I couldn't see that it could be anything else!

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