American Snout Butterfly Characteristics
The American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) 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.
The butterfly is known to be migratory, and some years the migrations are so huge as to darken the sky in places. It migrates around Central and South Texas following late summer rains, seeking fresh growth on Hackberry trees.
Wing spread: 1.5" - 2.0"
Host Plants: Hackberries
American Snout Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times
|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 (dorsal view)
American Snout Butterfly (ventral view)
American Snout Butterfly