American Snout Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Nymphalidae   >   Genus Libytheana   

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The unusual and endearing American Snout (Libytheana carinenta), named for the prominently projecting palpi on its face, is closely associated with hackberry. This small butterfly is found in open woods throughout Maryland, though it may be uncommon or sporadic in occurrence (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith). May frequently be found nectaring at flowers, or visiting wet mud or sap runs (Brock & Kaufman, 2003).

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Utilizes Celtis species for larval host plants.

There are 237 records in the project database.

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Libytheana carinenta in Kent Co., Maryland (9/9/2022). Photo by Lydia Fravel. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/8/2019). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

An American Snout at Mattawoman Creek, Charles Co., Maryland (6/1/2008). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/15/2020). Photo by Daniel Taylor. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/30/2019). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

An American Snout found in Kent Co., Maryland (9/30/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Howard Co., Maryland (8/6/2016). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/24/2009). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Washington Co., Maryland (9/28/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

American Snout in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/26/2018). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

American Snout in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/2/2018). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2017). Photo by Gale Janiszewski. (MBP list)

American Snout in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/30/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

American Snout in Kent Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). (c) ngal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by ngal via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

American Snout in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/8/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

American Snout in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/8/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/28/2020). Photo by Daniel Taylor. (MBP list)

American Snout in Harford Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

American Snout in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/23/2020). (c) jared satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/18/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

An American Snout in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/4/2000). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

American Snout in Kent Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

American Snout in Kent Co., Maryland (8/8/2015). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

American Snout in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An American Snout captured by an ambush bug in Howard Co., Maryland (9/20/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)


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