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Long tailed skipper

Urbanus sp

Description:

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

Habitat:

abandoned pasture lands on steep north facing slopes above Sinal


1 species ID suggestions

4 Comments

kijikb
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
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
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
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/t/Urbanu...

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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