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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bergen County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Burlington County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Camden County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Essex County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hudson County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mercer County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Morris County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ocean County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Passaic County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Somerset County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sussex County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Calhoun County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clarke County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cullman County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hale County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Henry County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Houston County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montgomery County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Benton County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boone County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carroll County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clay County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Craighead County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Independence County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miller County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Polk County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter St Francis County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details