Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly Caterpillar (Urbanus proteus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly Caterpillar (Urbanus proteus)

This guy is looking in at a protective resting place which they make by “gluing” together leaves.

Larval hosts: Several species in the Pea Family (Fabaceae)

Shown on Desmodium spp.

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=46

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