American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Description: This is a medium sized orange and brown butterfly with the palps forming a long snout like projection. This character separates it from all other North American species. Wingspan 41 to 51 mm.
Maritime Distribution: Vagrant. For Atlas results click here.
Provincial Ranks: NB: SNA. NS: SNA. PEI: -.
Flight Period: In parts of Canada where it is found regularly it flies from June to late September.
Host Plant: Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis).
Notes: This unique looking species only occurs in our area as a very rare vagrant. It is known for its large migrations in southern areas.
The first and second New Brunswick records for this species were made in 2010, the first year of the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas.