Dorantes Longtail Skipper Butterfly (Urbanus dorantes)

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

larval host: “Herbaceous Plants (Fabaceae) including Ticktrefoil (Desmodium spp.)” (source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw057)

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

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

Can be distinguish from similar long tail skipper (U. proteus) because it does not have the aqua coloring on it’s back.

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