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Mexican Longtail

Polythrix mexicanus

Habitat:

Suburban



2 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 2 years ago
Mexican Longtail Skipper
Polythrix asine mexicana Polythrix mexicanus - Mexican Longtail -- Discover Life
bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Longtail Skipper
Polythrix sp. Polythrix thumbnails

7 Comments

Gloster Birder
Gloster Birder 3 months ago

No sorry bayucca only a similarly positioned one.

bayucca
bayucca 3 months ago

I will try to get closer than the genus, but I am sceptic that we can get down to species level with only the upperside view. As I already pointed out there are 2 almost identical and highly variable species and our ID should be on the safe side. I still suggest Polythrix sp. as scientific ID until we have confirmation. Do you have other pictures of that one?

Gloster Birder
Gloster Birder 3 months ago

Thanks Ashish & bayucca

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Good jobm Ashish. Asine and Mexicana are different species and in my eyes you can't separate them from a single picture. They look too similar within the genus and have also some variability within the species.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Pyrginae subfamily Skipper butterfly.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Lovely Skipper with Long tail

annorion
annorion 2 years ago

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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.03, Long: -84.25

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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