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Longtail Skipper

Urbanus sp.




1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago
Longtail Skipper
Urbanus sp.

5 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Ok. While you think about this one, you can play with the white one! :-D

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

I am not the master but I have some doubts about Proteus and a definitive ID...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Ok, Bayucca, you are the master here. Already fixed.

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

Definitely Urbanus sp. however even with my books I would probably not be able to get to a definite species since they are all very similar. My candidates:
Urbanus belli: /butterfliesofamerica.com/urbanus_belli.htm
Urbanus esta: http://butterfliesofamerica.com/urbanus_...
Urbanus esma: http://butterfliesofamerica.com/urbanus_...
Urbanus pronus: http://butterfliesofamerica.com/urbanus_...
Urbanus pronta: http://butterfliesofamerica.com/urbanus_...
Personally I don't think it is Proteus: This one should have some additional little spots on the forewing and should have some white stripe on the hindwing (see #2 next to the dark tail):
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Tx again, Bayucca.

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Lat: -25.44, Long: -49.25

Spotted on Mar 1, 2012
Submitted on Mar 1, 2012

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