American Snout Butterfly
The snout butterfly camouflages itself by hanging on a tree branch and lowering its antennae so that it looks like a dead leaf. It has a very pronounced “snout” which is its labial palpi. When its wings are closed, it resembles a brown leaf. The colorful part of its wing are displayed when they are fully open.
Hackberry trees (Celtis spp.) are the host plant for this butterfly.
Butterfly Size: 1 3/8 – 2 inches
Habitats: Forest clearings and edges, thorn scrub, brushy fields, roadsides
Plants for the American Snout Butterfly
- Hackberry trees (Celtis spp.)
Nectar from flowers of:
- sweet pepperbush
- and other flowering species
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