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Long-tailed Skipper Larva (Urbanus proteus) At the edge of a dense mixed forest, on Desmodium sp.<br />
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Long-tailed Skipper Larva (Urbanus proteus)

At the edge of a dense mixed forest, on Desmodium sp.

Long-tailed Skipper Larva (Urbanus proteus) At the edge of a dense mixed forest, on Desmodium sp. <br />
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  1. That's one spectacular larva! Posted 2 months ago
    1. It is! Posted 2 months 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 Aug 5, 2019. Captured Aug 1, 2019 17:02 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm