American Snout

Libytheana carinenta

Appearance: A rare find, the snout-like palpi (nose) and the squared off forewing tip are unique. Above dark with orange basal area and white spots on forewing.

Size: Medium; 1 3/8 to 1 3/4 inches

Habitat: Woods, fields and meadows

Season: Mid-May through June and early August; 2 broods

Larval Foodplant: Hackberries

Did You Know…
When resting on a twig, Snout resembles a dead leaf. Seen most often in the south, but possible beyond their range which extends into southeast Colorado.

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