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Long tailed skipper

Urbanus sp


Apparently there are two very similar species in this area. Thanks to the comments from Project Noah!!


abandoned pasture lands on steep north facing slopes above Sinal

1 species ID suggestions


kijikb 6 years ago

I have a couple of underwing pictures as well if that helps distinguish. There was another metalmark there but my picture is rather blurred. Had much wider wing bars

bayucca 6 years ago

Yes, it is either Urbanus teleus or Urbanus tanna, some freaks just call them Urbanus teleus/tanna. Urbanus sp. Is fine.

gatorfellows 6 years ago

Here is a reference with range information that I use for Long-tailed skipper ID and I agree with Jakubko about this ID

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Urbanus teleus and Urbanus tanna are not frequently distinguishable from each other, so I think it would be best to keep it at Urbanus sp.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lat: -22.79, Long: -43.31

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

Spotted for mission

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