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Genus Libytheana

Snout Butterfly - Libytheana carinenta Lep - Libytheana carinenta Small pale skipper - Libytheana carinenta American Snout - Libytheana carinenta American Snout - Libytheana carinenta UnknownButterfly9 - Libytheana carinenta American Snout - Libytheana carinenta American Snout Butterfly  - Hodges#4411 - Libytheana carinenta - Libytheana carinenta
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Libytheinae (Snouts)
Genus Libytheana
Numbers
Two to at least five species are recognized, with the count depending upon the authority. Most recognize two or four species, with all but one species occuring on the Greater Antilles, and the other one on the North and South American mainland. We have Libytheana carienta in North America.
The Cuban Libytheana moyta is reported as a stray from south Texas. The occurence of a Cuban species in south Texas seems highly improbable unless imported, though a south Florida occurence might be more likely.
Range
North and South America, and associated islands. The closely related genus Libythea occurs in the Old World.