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Longtail Skipper

Urbanus sp.

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bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Longtail Skipper
Urbanus sp.


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Bellanova
Bellanova 8 years ago

Ok thank you so much!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

The main problem with these Urbanus is that most of them look almost the same and you definitely need a ventral view to get closer ID. Important are the size and position of spots, their relation to each other and the postition of the spots compared to neighbouring veins. For this one there are at least 5 "identical" possibilities (out of about 40 Urbanus sp.). I would go with Urbanus sp.
Here is Urbanus proteus to compare. Spots are different:
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/urbanus_...

Bellanova
Bellanova 8 years ago

No sadly but looking at wiki and other pictures its pretty darn close at the very least.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

It is most probably not Urbanus proteus. Any other shot from the side?

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

You would need a shot from the side to see the underside for exact ID. One spot is wrong for all species I know...

Bellanova
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Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Spotted on Jan 22, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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