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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August 01, 2015 Doug Bruce Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 roseanna Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Melinda Fawver Marshall County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Melinda Fawver Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 Jeff Trahan Madison Parish, Louisiana, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 Brendamouse Allen County, Indiana, United States July 19, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States July 08, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States July 07, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 07, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States July 06, 2015 Details
July 01, 2015 Marvin Smith Searcy County, Arkansas, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 stephen stedman Smith County, Tennessee, United States July 02, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 roseanna Monroe County, Kentucky, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States June 24, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States June 12, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Alma Curry Alexander County, Illinois, United States June 10, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 marshallbw72 Williamson County, Tennessee, United States June 08, 2015 Details
April 08, 2015 digginflowers Craven County, North Carolina, United States June 07, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States June 07, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 Martin and Sara Harris County, Texas, United States June 05, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States June 05, 2015 Details
November 17, 2013 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 04, 2015 Details
November 07, 2014 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 04, 2015 Details
May 20, 2015 mprocter Texas, Navarro County, United States May 20, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 04, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 14, 2015 Details
November 24, 2014 randimal San Diego County, California, United States May 12, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 10, 2015 Details
April 29, 2015 judyG The Villages Fl Sumter County, Florida, United States May 06, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 arcturusangel Sevier County, Arkansas, United States May 04, 2015 Details
February 12, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States May 01, 2015 Details
April 29, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 29, 2015 Details
April 25, 2015 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 28, 2015 Details
April 22, 2015 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States April 23, 2015 Details
August 24, 1979 Indy Entomologist Carroll County, Indiana, United States April 07, 2015 Details
March 16, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 16, 2015 Details
August 24, 1979 Indy Entomologist Carroll County, Indiana, United States February 22, 2015 Details
August 20, 2014 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States February 21, 2015 Details
August 05, 2006 Indy Entomologist Marion County, Indiana, United States February 21, 2015 Details
June 27, 2013 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States January 09, 2015 Details
April 07, 2014 KristyBaker Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 27, 2014 Details
April 06, 2014 KristyBaker Cameron County, Texas, United States December 27, 2014 Details
November 09, 2014 diwalks2 San Diego County, California, United States December 22, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States December 21, 2014 Details
December 06, 2014 mbowling Texas, Presidio County, United States December 10, 2014 Details