Libytheana is a genus of nymphalid butterflies in the snout butterfly subfamily, Libytheinae.

American snout butterfly.jpg
American snout butterfly
(Libytheana carinenta)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Libytheinae
Genus: Libytheana
Michener, 1943
Species and subspecies

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Libytheana carinenta is found in both North and South America and is known to be migratory. The other species in the genus are restricted to the Caribbean.


Subfamily Libytheinae Boisduval, 1833

  • Libytheana Michener, 1943
    • Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777) (original name = Papilio carinenta Cramer, 1777) type species
      • Libytheana carinenta carinenta (Cramer, 1777)
      • Libytheana carinenta mexicana Michener, 1943
      • Libytheana carinenta bachmanii (Kirtland, 1851) (original name = Libythea bachmanii Kirtland, 1851; = Libythea bachmanii f. kirtlandi Field, 1938)
      • Libytheana carinenta larvata (Strecker, 1877)
    • Libytheana terena (Godart, 1819) (original name = Libythea terena Godart, 1819)
    • Libytheana motya (Hübner, 1823) (original name = Hecaërge motya Hübner, [1823])
    • Libytheana fulvescens (Lathy, 1904) (original name = Libythea fulvescens Lathy, 1904)


  • Michener, C. D. (1943)

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