Urbanus dorantes

Dorantes Longtail


Urbanus dorantes, Dorantes skipper, Longtailed group

 

 

Family: Hesperiidae

Subfamily: Eudaminae

 

Resembles Urbanus proteus, but that species has a green iridescence on the body dorsally. In both species it is common to find individuals with broken tails.

Caterpillars feed on Tick-trefoil and other members of Fabaceae.

Range: Georgia to Texas, south to Brazil, and including the West Indies and Galapagos Islands.

Photo location: Big Cypress Preserve, Florida (upper photo); Paramaribo, Suriname (lower photo).


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