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Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) On Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
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The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
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The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67211/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67213/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
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The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67212/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67213/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
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The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67212/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67213/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
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Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

On Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.

The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) On Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67211/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67213/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67214/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html Fall,Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,United States,Urbanus proteus

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) On Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67212/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67213/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67214/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html Fall,Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,United States,Urbanus proteus

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) On Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
The Long-tailed Skipper is one of my favorite butterflies, but it has proven notoriously difficult to photograph as it does not like to sit still for photographs! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67212/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67213/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67211/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html Fall,Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,United States,Urbanus proteus


    comments (7)

  1. I really like this shot! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you! They are frustrating to photograph! Just the slightest of movements, and they flit somewhere else! Posted one year ago
      1. I've yet to see one in person! Posted one year ago
        1. I should take some (low-quality) video of their movements. All over the place! :D They have been visiting for the past few days! Posted one year ago
          1. Oooh, yes! If possible, it'd be great to see video. Posted one year ago
            1. Video added! Posted one year ago
              1. Great! 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 Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Oct 4, 2018. Captured Oct 1, 2018 14:13 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/6.3
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm