American Snout Butterflies

American Snout Butterfly

The American Snout Butterfly, Libytheana carinenta, is more common in Tippecanoe County, Indiana this year. We counted 6 American Snout Butterflies at our annual Butterfly Encounter after counting only 7 in the previous 9 years. One bold individual landed on one of our insect nets. It wanted to stand up and be counted!

I have noted a snout butterfly puddling outside Smith Hall, home of Purdue Entomology. We have a hackberry tree nearby that provides food for the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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