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LONG-TAILED SKIPPERUrbanus proteusby PrimevalNature.com
The Long-tailed Skipper is a butterfly found throughout tropical and subtropical America, south to  Argentina and north into the southern part of the United States of  America. It cannot live in areas with prolonged frost. It is a showy  butterfly, with wings of light brown tinted with iridescent blue, and  two long tails extending from the hindwings. The robust body is light  blue dorsally. It has a large head, prominent eyes, and a wingspan  between 4.5 and 6 centimeters.
The caterpillar of this skipper is a common pest of crops, especially beans, in the southern United States. For this reason, it is sometimes called the bean leafroller in that area. The caterpillars are also known to attack ornamental plants in the legume family. The caterpillars feed on leaves and then roll the leaves around themselves, lining the cavity with silk, to pupate. The adults feed on nectar from flowers.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tailed_Skipper
Other posts:
Orange Tip Butterfly
Malachite Butterfly
Periander - Metalmark

LONG-TAILED SKIPPER
Urbanus proteus
by PrimevalNature.com

The Long-tailed Skipper is a butterfly found throughout tropical and subtropical America, south to Argentina and north into the southern part of the United States of America. It cannot live in areas with prolonged frost. It is a showy butterfly, with wings of light brown tinted with iridescent blue, and two long tails extending from the hindwings. The robust body is light blue dorsally. It has a large head, prominent eyes, and a wingspan between 4.5 and 6 centimeters.

The caterpillar of this skipper is a common pest of crops, especially beans, in the southern United States. For this reason, it is sometimes called the bean leafroller in that area. The caterpillars are also known to attack ornamental plants in the legume family. The caterpillars feed on leaves and then roll the leaves around themselves, lining the cavity with silk, to pupate. The adults feed on nectar from flowers.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tailed_Skipper

Other posts:

Orange Tip Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly

Periander - Metalmark

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    srs tho. Some photos of my butterfly make it look rather plain. But others, like this, make it look lovely
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