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Libytheana carinenta (Southern snout butterfly)

Wikipedia Abstract

The American snout or common snout butterfly (Libytheana carinenta) is a member of the Libytheinae subfamily, in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae. This species is found in both North and South America. The larval host plants are Celtis spp. on which the eggs are laid singly.
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Wing Span [1]  1.8 inches (.046 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve 90 Michigan, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Prey / Diet

Celtis ehrenbergiana (desert hackberry (spiny))[2]
Celtis iguanaea (iguana hackberry)[2]
Celtis laevigata (sugar berry)[2]
Celtis occidentalis (common hackberry)[2]
Celtis tenuifolia (georgia hackberry)[2]
Oryza sativa (rice)[3]
Symphoricarpos occidentalis (western snowberry)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antilocapra americana (pronghorn)1
Asterocampa celtis (Hackberry emperor butterfly)4
Asterocampa clyton (Tawny emperor butterfly)3
Automeris io (Io moth)1
Neotoma micropus (southern plains woodrat)1
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)2
Polygonia comma (Comma anglewing)1
Polygonia interrogationis (Questionmark anglewing)2




Attributes / relations provided by
1Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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