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.
Taxonomy Notes:

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October 18, 2014 ddodd Etowah County, Alabama, United States October 18, 2014 Details
October 07, 2014 S. J. Stedman Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States October 10, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Wayne County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 07, 2014 HHowell Grainger County, Tennessee, United States September 12, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States September 10, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 stephen stedman Lake County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 TheWayfarer21 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 KristyBaker DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Moore County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States July 25, 2014 Details
June 28, 2013 anna_holmes Madison County, Alabama, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States July 12, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 10, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 Debbie Taylor Pope County, Arkansas, United States July 09, 2014 Details
May 31, 2012 JMJaskula Jasper County, Indiana, United States July 05, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2014 Details
August 20, 2013 Alane58 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2014 Details
June 11, 2014 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States June 16, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States June 16, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 03, 2014 dalouv Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States June 13, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States June 09, 2014 Details
May 02, 2014 ddodd Autauga County, Alabama, United States May 23, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 12, 2014 Details
December 03, 2013 Lisa Nicholas Dallas County, Texas, United States April 18, 2014 Details
August 24, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 05, 2014 Details
March 31, 2014 wldlfnut5k Polk County, Florida, United States April 03, 2014 Details
July 24, 2013 curtis.lehman Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
February 19, 2014 H. Hooper Leon County, Florida, United States March 07, 2014 Details
February 13, 2014 PDunwiddie Bexar County, Texas, United States February 15, 2014 Details
February 04, 2014 bvlusa Leon County, Florida, United States February 07, 2014 Details
January 27, 2014 Nancy Lea Sandy Richland County, South Carolina, United States January 28, 2014 Details
January 20, 2014 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States January 21, 2014 Details
July 20, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
December 04, 2013 PJ Denton County, Texas, United States December 04, 2013 Details
November 19, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 29, 2013 Details
November 19, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 22, 2013 Details
November 20, 2013 TeddyKuma Texas, Lampasas County, United States November 20, 2013 Details
November 18, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 19, 2013 Details
April 10, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States October 13, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 stephen stedman Crockett County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 stephen stedman Haywood County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 06, 2013 Details
December 24, 2012 fragglecat Texas, United States, Victoria County September 27, 2013 Details
September 25, 2013 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States September 26, 2013 Details