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Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Nectaring on Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
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Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Nectaring on Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Nectaring on Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67317/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67316/long-tailed_skipper_urbanus_proteus.html Fall,Geotagged,Long-tailed Skipper,United States,Urbanus proteus

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Nectaring on Symphyotrichum sp. in an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
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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 6, 2018. Captured Oct 4, 2018 11:08 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO125
  • 60mm