Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777)
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, statewide in Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Hackberry trees (Celtis sp).
Broods/Flight Times: Arriving as early as mid-May but more common later in the summer.
Overwintering: As adults into the southern United States, likely not in our area.
Habitat: They might be found anywhere but have an affinity for Hackberry trees (their larval hostplants).
Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/8 – 2 inches
Similar Species: None.
Notes: Numbers vary greatly from year to year.