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Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly

Urbanus proteus

Description:

Tails are long. Upperside is dark blackish brown; body and wing bases are iridescent blue-green. Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/16 inches (4.5 - 6 cm). Skippers are interesting looking because they have very large eyes, fuzzy hair-like insulation on their thorax and abdomen, and exceptionally long proboscis feeding tube, which, when extended its full length, can be longer than their body.

Habitat:

On a Blue - Black Giant Salvia bloom in a wildlife habitat garden.

Notes:

Spotting number 2,000. I started last February with a caterpillar, so thought it appropriate that this marker be a butterfly. Thankfully, this one showed and posed at the right moment. :)

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24 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Thanks Jemma :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

nice one!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks Karen and Leanne. Project Noah is such great fun :)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Wow! Congratulations Gatorfellows! What a great achievement & a gorgeous Skipper to celebrate with :)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Fantastic achievement! Well done on 2000 great spottings!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Gatorfellows! A belated congratulations on your amazing achievement! Lovely photos.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks asergio :) Hoping to find and photograph migrating snow geese next week.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Congratulations on your 2000th spotting, Gatorfellows. I love your photos, and I am looking for more...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks Cindy and Gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Congrats on your awesome spotting :):)

Congratulations!!!!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Yuko. This long tail skipper is a favorite of mine. It looks like it has been dusted with glitter.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful skipper! Love the tint of green and gold. :)
Congratulations on your 2,000th!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Reza. PN is lots of fun.

Congratulation Gatorfellows on your 2000th spotting....here's to many more to come !

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Nuwan

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Antonio. I have enjoyed seeing your photos, especially the mushrooms which are all new to me. :)

Great capture to celebrate your 2000th spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/users/gatorfe...
Congrats on your awesome spotting page and thanks for sharing :-)

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you Nuwan and Luis. PN is great fun for me. I love seeing your spottings too. :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

great spot! Congrats on your milestone!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Beautiful shots Gatorfellows and congrats in your 2,000 spotting. Great achievement.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thanks :)

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

nice spotting..

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012

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