American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Apparently statewide, but might be absent in a few mountain counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon to locally common in the upper Coastal Plain and the eastern half of the Piedmont; uncommon in the lower Coastal Plain and in the western Piedmont; rare in the mountains.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Apparently two broods. Adults overwinter and can be seen on warm days in winter; primary emergence begins in early March. These individuals fly to mid- or late April. The first new brood begins around early May and flies into summer (until September?). The second brood flies in the fall and then overwinters.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) 06/10/04 · Ashe County, NC
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) 09/06/06 · Wilkes County (P), NC