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Snout Butterfly - Libytheana bachmanii

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Size 1 - 1"
Egg Pale green egg.
Caterpillar Dark green with yellow stripes. Black tubercles on hump behind head.
Host / Food Hackberries
Broods 3 or 4 broods
Habitat Wood edges, riversides and forests with hackberries.
Range Great Lakes east to central New England, south through Rockies and East to Mexico.

This has to be the strangest butterfly I ever seen. Seen it fluttering erratically and knew right away it was something I never seen before. I didn't notice the 'snout' till I focused in with the camera.

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