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American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

This unique-looking butterfly is an unforgettable beauty. It has elongated mouthparts that give the appearance of a long snout. The only snout species in North America. The America Snout has been known to migrate northwards from Texas when the southern populations become overcrowded. Sometimes these migrations can appear to be dark clouds in the sky. This is a lovely butterfly to welcome into your gardens and enjoy around your home.

Family: Brush-footed Butterfly (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: Snout (Libytheinae)

Average Wingspan: 1 3/8" - 2"

Habitat: Wooded areas, fields, moist areas

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

American Snout Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Closed Wing - Regina Cutter Edwards

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