When you first see an American Snout butterfly you stare at that shnoz! After a moment that thought is forgotten and that’s it, you’ve seen your first American Snout.
This one is busy nectaring in its home habitat, the White Tank Mountains just west of Phoenix. They are found throughout much of the US, though.
A quick flyer, Libytheana bachmanii flee when you approach, but go only a short distance. That’s a boon to observing and photographing them.
Look closely and you’ll see the rich colors of their wings.