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Long tailed skipper Frankly, I am just not qualified to ID those, there are so many and they all look very similar.<br />
There seems to be a new species coming up every 2-3 weeks and it is tricky to say the least.<br />
So your help is appreciated.  Costa Rica,Fall,Geotagged,Hesperiidae,Insects,Plain Longtail,Urbanus simplicius,butterfly,long tail,skipper Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Long tailed skipper

Frankly, I am just not qualified to ID those, there are so many and they all look very similar.
There seems to be a new species coming up every 2-3 weeks and it is tricky to say the least.
So your help is appreciated.

    comments (5)

  1. Urbanus procne? http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2425876
    They are quite beautiful these Hesperiidae moths* Beautiful capture! Cheers*
    Posted 4 years ago
  2. Do you have a photo showing the ventral side of the wings? Posted 4 years ago
    1. Hi, Wildflower, can it be confused with what species? U.teleus, U.simplicius, U.tanna...? Thank you, cheers* Posted 4 years ago
      1. They are very similar. Looking at the other photo I think it is an Urbanus simplicius. Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    2. OK Coming up. And another one of which I don't know whether it is the same or not. Tail looks different ! Posted 4 years ago

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The Plain Longtail is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from Argentina, north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to southern Texas and peninsular Florida.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Dec 18, 2015. Captured Dec 9, 2015 16:00 in Unnamed Road, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D3X
  • f/10.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO180
  • 180mm