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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 Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Nov 27, 2016. Captured Nov 26, 2016 15:59 in Tarflower Loop, Windermere, FL 34786, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm