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Dorantes Longtail

Urbanus dorantes

Description:

Dark brown skipper butterfly wiyh some yellow spots.

Habitat:

Semitropical


1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago
Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus dorantes

6 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

There are at least 12 species of blue Urbanus sp., and they look almost identical...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Thanks bayucca, i didn't know there were blue skipper butterflies until you comented it, and right after my spotting there is one, isn't PN great?

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

The brown ones are a little bit easier, the blue ones almost impossible...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Thank you AgnesAdiqueTalavera

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Thank you bayucca for the ID. Skipper butterfly are hard to ID because they look alike.

Nice shot, Luis. Looks like the long tailed skipper butterfly.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lat: 20.67, Long: -105.26

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 17, 2012

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