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Long-Tailed Skipper Oakland cemetery, Atlanta GA Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,Moth,Summer,United States,Urbanus proteus,skipper Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. One of my fave species! Posted one year 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 moodym81
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Uploaded Sep 17, 2018. Captured Sep 16, 2018 16:24 in 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO160
  • 105mm