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American snout

Libytheana carinenta bachmanii

Description:

This butterfly is commonly found here, and this one was actually laying eggs previously on hackberry. The American snout has elongated mouth parts, which, in concert with the antennae, give the appearance of the petiole (stem) of a dead leaf. The caterpillars are green, which make them very tricky to spot, as they blend in very well in the hackberry leaves.

Habitat:

In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas.

Notes:

The inside of this butterfly consists of various colors (white,brown,orange).

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Saturniidae27
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Saturniidae27

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 11, 2020
Submitted on Jul 14, 2020

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