Snout Butterfly

Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Uncommon breeding stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: The American Snout is a permanent resident from Argentina to the southern United States. From there it sporadically strays north, almost to the Canadian border.

Broods/Flight Times: Southern stray, arriving as early as mid-May but more common later in the summer

Larval Hostplant(s): Hackberry trees (Celtis sp)

Habitat: As a stray they can be found anywhere

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species: None


Snout Butterfly, Buffalo County, Photo by Jonathan Nikkila
Snout Butterfly – dorsal
Snout Butterfly – side view

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