American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Leamington, ON 2012/07/07

Point Pelee National Park, ON 2012/06/15

Port Burwell, ON 2017/07/26

Point Pelee National Park, ON 2012/06/15

Member of Family: Nymphalidae

French common name: Papillon longs-palpes

This strange looking butterfly migrates into Ontario regularly, sometimes in considerable numbers.

It establishes temporary breeding colonies in areas that feature Hackberry trees ( the larval foodplant ).

To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online

For more info on this species, visit the Butterflies of Canada ( en français )