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American snout nose butterfly

Libytheana carinenta


This is a first spotting for me of this species. The American snout nose butterfly can be identified with its beak-like labial palps. Topside fore wing has white spots and orange patches on dark background. Underside is violet-gray.


Found this American snout nose butterfly in a goldenrod patch of wildflowers at Assateague Island, Ocean City, Maryland

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7 Comments 2 years ago

Thank you Leuba

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

What an exciting find - Congratulations Mary ! 2 years ago

Thanks Elizabeth

ElizabethWatanabe 2 years ago

Beautiful! 2 years ago

Thank you armadeus.4

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations!!! Great shots. Thank you for sharing :)

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Mary! This very special butterfly is our Spotting of the Day!


Lat: 36.95, Long: -74.88

Spotted on Oct 13, 2016
Submitted on Oct 22, 2016

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