American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

American Snout Butterfly Characteristics

The American Snout is mainly orange in color, with darkish brown and white spots. Its unique feature is it long, beak-like snout. Their flight pattern is irregular and fast, making them difficult to approach closely.

Wing spread: 1.5" - 2.0"

Host Plants: Hackberries

American Snout Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
Egg stage 4 to 8 days
Caterpillar (larval) stage 2 to 3 weeks
Chrysalis (pupal) stage 7 to 14 days
Adult butterfly stage 4 to 12 days


American Snout Photographs

American Snout Butterfly
American Snout