Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
Spent some time at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park -- they have a wonderful butterfly garden and quite a few birds too!
The Macariini are a tribe of geometer moths in the Ennominae subfamily. Though they share many traits with the Sterrhinae, this is probably plesiomorphic rather than indicative of a close relationship, and DNA sequence data points to the Boarmiini as particularly close relatives of the Macariini. All things considered, this tribe might still resemble the very first Ennominae more than any other living lineage in the subfamily.