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.

 

 

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