Dorantes Longtail Butterfly (Urbanus dorantes)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Dorantes Longtail Butterfly (Urbanus dorantes)

A little blurry, but this is a new “life list” butterfly for me. Long tail skippers (U. proteus) visit my place often, but I noticed something a bit different about this guy (or gal), since it didn’t have the aqua blue glow. Same genus, different species.

Larval hosts in the pea family. Probably uses beggar’s ticks (Desmodium spp.) at my place.

Learn: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Urbanus-dorantes

Shown on Florida Native Plant Bidens alba

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1 comment
  1. Brenda Jones said:

    Loret, congrats on your new addition to your life list! Yay!

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