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QM_Long_Tailed_Skipper_July_2016_FB  Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,Summer,United States,Urbanus proteus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. what a fine tail he has, amazing! Posted 3 years ago

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The Long-tailed Skipper is a spread-winged skipper butterfly found throughout tropical and subtropical South America, south to Argentina and north into the southern part of the United States of America. It cannot live in areas with prolonged frost. It is a showy butterfly, with wings of light brown tinted with iridescent blue, and two long tails extending from the hindwings. The robust body is light blue dorsally. It has a large head, prominent eyes, and a wingspan between 4.5 and 6 centimeters.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Kathy Detweiler
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By Kathy Detweiler

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2016. Captured Jul 28, 2016 22:02 in 921-999 U.S. 83 Business, McAllen, TX 78501, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/11.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO2500
  • 300mm