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Photo#28448
Brown Longtail - Urbanus procne

Brown Longtail - Urbanus procne
Edinburg, Hildago County, Texas, USA
October 20, 2004

Tom
just moved #42268 to this page and saw your photo. Do you think your's could be Urbanus teleus?

 
procne or teleus
Urbanus teleus male lacks costal fold. Urbanus procne male has forewing costal fold. I am also looking at image #103348 - its difficult to determine.

 
Urbanus teleus
Peterson Field Guides p.326 describes Urbanus teleus "Forewing with thin central transparent band and male with 4 subapical transparent spots." Looks like you may be correct.

 
Tony
this was found on one of the NABA field trips, and the trip leader, an experienced Texas butterflier said this was a Brown Longtail. Browns sometimes have these faint lines. Not sure if that's a gender specific thing or not, but the Teleus should have bold white lines. They also said that Teleus was rather rare in S. Texas, and Browns were all over the place, and there were quite a few with varying degrees of white on them.

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