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Urbanus proteus proteus - Long-tailed skipper - Urbanus dorantes

Urbanus proteus proteus - Long-tailed skipper - Urbanus dorantes
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
January 30, 2013
Size: about 2.5 cm
I'm trying to confirm that this individual is Urbanus proteus proteus and not Urbanus donates.

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Urbanus dorantes


Note the Identification section in BugGuide - Urbanus proteus for differences between U. dorantes and U. proteus.

 
Urbanus dorantes vs U. proteus
Unfortunately, I did not see this individual with its wings spread so I was unable to see if it had blue on the dorsal wings. I have seen this characteristic on other individuals that frequent a butterfly garden adjacent to the preserve I am studying. So, I thought this was the same long-tailed species. Also, I have found a U. proteus caterpillar within the preserve.

In your "Note the Identification section in BugGuide", it says to observe the post median band. That helps.

I certainly appreciate your help.

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