Snouts (Family Nymphalidae)
SUBFAMILY DESCRIPTION: Snouts are medium-sized species
of the Family Nymphalidae. A small subfamily of only 10 species,
snouts reside in temperate and tropical regions, and only one species
lives in North America. Adults can be characterized by their perch-
ing behavior: they perch head down on twigs or small branches,
where they mimic dead leaves. Adult snouts migrate periodically in
massive numbers and visit flowers for nectar. Males have reduced
front legs that are not used for walking, and they patrol host plants
in search of females. Eggs are laid in small groups on host leaves.
Snouts overwinter as adults.
Crooked Run Valley