Entry from British & World English dictionary
A butterfly with long palps that extend in front of the head like a snout.
- Subfamily Libytheinae, family Nymphalidae: several species.
- 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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