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snout butterfly

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Definition of snout butterfly in English:

noun

A butterfly with long palps that extend in front of the head like a snout.
  • Subfamily Libytheinae, family Nymphalidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Migratory swarms of snout butterflies are spectacular for their density, duration and geological extent.
  • This sleepy snout butterfly is preparing to spend the night disguised as a dead leaf hanging from a ragweed.
  • When at rest, the snout butterfly holds its wings tightly closed and resembles a dead leaf.

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