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Long-tailed Skipper

Urbanus proteus


Small brown butterfly with iridescent blue body that spreads onto its wings. Has a pair of teardrop like lobes on the extreme bottom edge of each wing


Dwells in gardens and anywhere there are lots of flowers its partial to bougainvillea flowers. As a very flighty butterfly the best chance at a shot of it is when it takes long sips on a bougainvillea.

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Spotted on Sep 24, 2011
Submitted on Sep 24, 2011

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