A Snout Butterfly


A snout butterfly (Libytheana carinenta) flew into my butterfly garden and landed near me.


It’s obvious it got its name from the long labial palps (mouth parts on either side of its proboscis).


It looks like it’s been a while since the ragged butterfly emerged.


They have a 1 3/8 to 2 inch wingspan and lay their eggs in hackberry trees (several grow in our yard.)


 It flew away to I don’t know where.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Clever of you to have caught it as it passed by, a new one to me.


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