American Snout

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American snout 
Libytheana carinenta

Wing span: 
1 3/8 to 2 inches 

Caterpillar hosts plants: 
young leaves of hackberry, Celtis sp.

Adult food:  
rotting fruit, nectar of aster, Aster; dogbane, Apocynum; dogwood, Cornus; goldenrod, Solidago; sweetpepperbush, Clethra

forest clearings and edges, thorn scrub, brushy fields, roadsides 

males patrol for females, adults perch on branches and imitate dead leaves, females lay eggs in small groups on host leaves, hibernates as adults, puddles 

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