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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September 11, 2016 daleatherman@msn.com Laramie County, Wyoming, United States September 26, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 EarlyDawnPhotography Grant County, Kentucky, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 14, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 14, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 16, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 17, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 16, 2016 Bill Wright_Texas Hays County, Texas, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 12, 2016 KS.trailwalker Anderson County, Kansas, United States September 17, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 Doug Bruce Obion County, Tennessee, United States September 12, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 gpstewart Texas, Llano County, United States September 12, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States September 06, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 stephen stedman Macon County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 31, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 31, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States August 27, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 Allen Gathman Alexander County, Illinois, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 16, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 11, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 JohnBoback Hidalgo County, Texas, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 14, 2016 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States July 30, 2016 Details
April 22, 2016 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County July 28, 2016 Details
July 18, 2016 Nancy Witthuhn Ness County, Kansas, United States July 23, 2016 Details
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