Attributes of Libytheana carinenta

American Snout
Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Libytheinae
Identification: Labial palps long and extended forward. Tip of forewing squared off. Upperside brown, forewing with orange at base and inner margin, and white spots on outer half. Underside of hindwing mottled or smooth violet-gray.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5 cm).
Life History: Adults perch on branches and imitate dead leaves by holding palps and antennae downward to look like petioles. Males patrol near host plants to seek females. Eggs are laid in small groups on leaves of the host tree; caterpillars eat young leaves. Adults overwinter in the southern part of their range.
Flight: Two broods; May-June, and August. These butterflies sometimes undertake huge migrations.
Caterpillar Hosts: Several species of hackberry (Celtis).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of aster, dogbane, dogwood, goldenrod, sweet pepperbush, and others.
Habitat: Forest clearings and edges, thorn scrub, brushy fields, roadsides.
Range: Argentina north through Mexico and the West Indies to southern United States. Migrates to central California, southern Nevada, Colorado, and most of the eastern United States.
Conservation: Not usually of concern.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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June 30, 2016 Gryphon Louisa County, Virginia, United States July 09, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 Doug Bruce Crockett County, Tennessee, United States July 03, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Gibson County, Tennessee, United States July 03, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 02, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 Doug Bruce Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 Doug Bruce Pickett County, Tennessee, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Upshur County June 05, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Obion County, Tennessee, United States June 02, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County May 31, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 Doug Bruce Crockett County, Tennessee, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 Doug Bruce Blount County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 07, 2016 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States May 10, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States May 10, 2016 Details
May 06, 2016 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States May 07, 2016 Details
May 01, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States May 02, 2016 Details
April 23, 2016 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States April 25, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 Doug Bruce Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States April 16, 2016 Details
November 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 05, 2016 Details
March 28, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 28, 2016 Details
March 04, 2016 cosmic_cat Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States March 06, 2016 Details
August 22, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Putnam County, Illinois, United States February 20, 2016 Details
February 13, 2016 cosmic_cat Dallas County, Texas, United States February 14, 2016 Details
January 20, 2016 Paul Prappas Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 20, 2016 Details
November 27, 2015 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States December 21, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 21, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States November 30, 2015 Details
June 16, 2012 Amckinzie Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States November 19, 2015 Details
November 18, 2015 MAKI Santa Barbara County, California, United States November 18, 2015 Details
May 21, 2013 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2015 Details
October 14, 2015 stephen stedman Crockett County, Tennessee, United States October 14, 2015 Details
October 06, 2015 AJ Trently Fayette County, Tennessee, United States October 12, 2015 Details
October 06, 2015 Doug Bruce Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
October 04, 2015 cosmic_cat Texas, Marion County, United States October 05, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 jmorth Sangamon County, Illinois, United States September 19, 2015 Details
September 18, 2009 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States September 16, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Doug Bruce Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 stephen stedman Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 24, 2015 amealer Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Ron Smith Levy County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
April 11, 2015 Ron Smith Citrus County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 ButterBelle Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Champaign County, Illinois, United States August 13, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Doug Bruce Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States August 12, 2015 Details