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Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly - Urbanus proteus Although it looks like a Moth, this Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly - Urbanus proteus is a butterfly. Butterfly,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,Spring,Urbanus proteus Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly - Urbanus proteus

Although it looks like a Moth, this Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly - Urbanus proteus is a butterfly.

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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 Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 9, 2016. Captured Mar 23, 2015 21:13 in Park Trail, Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/5.6
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm