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American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) At the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.  American snout butterfly,Geotagged,Libytheana carinenta,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

At the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.

    comments (5)

  1. Gorgeous shot, Lisa! I love snouts <3. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! <3 They are so adorable! I call them "Gonzo butterflies" :P Posted one month ago
      1. Hehe, love that! Posted one month ago
  2. They are incredible, repromoting :) Posted one month ago
    1. Awww! Thanks! <3 This guy was a pretty easy shot (rare for butterflies). It was being pretty lazy and didn't mind that I was creeping up for photos! Posted one month ago

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The American snout or common snout butterfly is a member of the Libytheinae subfamily, in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae. This species is found in both North and South America. The larval host plants are ''Celtis'' spp. on which the eggs are laid singly. Massive migrations of this species often attract attention in the Texas and Mexican newspapers.

Snout butterflies have prominent elongated mouthparts which, in concert with the antennae, give the appearance of the petiole.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 7, 2019. Captured May 6, 2019 00:15 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm