Attributes of Urbanus dorantes

Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus dorantes (Stoll, 1790)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Tails are long; fringes checkered. Body and wings are brown with no green iridescence. Forewing has prominent clear spots. Underside of hindwing has 2 bands of pale spots.
Wing Span: 1 7/16 - 2 inches (3.7 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: The Dorantes Longtail Skipper feeds at flowers in the winter, but spends most of the time perching upside down under leaves.
Flight: Three to four broods throughout the year in south Florida and South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various legumes including wild and cultivated beans (Phaseolus), beggar's ticks (Desmodium), and blue peas (Clitoria).
Adult Food: Flower nectar from shepherd\'s needle, lantana, trilisa, ironweed, bougainvillea, and others.
Habitat: Roadsides, overgrown fields, edges of woods, clearings and along trails in hardwood hammocks.
Range: Argentina north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to South Texas and peninsular Florida. Strays north to northern California, southern Arizona, southern Missouri, and southern Georgia.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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November 24, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States December 22, 2014 Details
September 11, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States November 21, 2014 Details
November 13, 2014 magpie Pima County, Arizona, United States November 13, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 Teresa Jacobs Dominican Republic September 10, 2014 Details
October 31, 2012 randimal Baja California Sur, Mexico April 11, 2014 Details
December 25, 2013 DJHiker Pinar del Rio, Cuba March 28, 2014 Details
October 15, 2013 CircusCyaneus Columbia County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2014 Details
November 22, 2013 Roy Brown Dougherty County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2014 Details
January 15, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States January 17, 2014 Details
December 18, 2013 JWilson Osceola County, Florida, United States December 18, 2013 Details
November 08, 2013 John van Dort Olancho, Honduras November 10, 2013 Details
October 26, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 19, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States October 24, 2013 Details
October 18, 2013 4wildlife Lee County, Florida, United States October 19, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 annhsatt Polk County, Florida, United States October 15, 2013 Details
September 27, 2013 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States September 30, 2013 Details
July 01, 2012 LMurrell Polk County, Florida, United States June 25, 2013 Details
June 19, 2013 LMurrell Polk County, Florida, United States June 25, 2013 Details
October 02, 2011 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States June 20, 2013 Details
February 03, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States February 11, 2013 Details
October 04, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 23, 2013 Details
September 21, 2012 lorispencer (Charles Mills) Howard County, Arkansas, United States January 06, 2013 Details
December 05, 2012 swittwa Sarasota County, Florida, United States January 02, 2013 Details
November 26, 2012 Maxintaft Texas, San Patricio County, United States December 27, 2012 Details
November 23, 2012 toddewen Sarasota County, Florida, United States December 07, 2012 Details
September 26, 1982 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 22, 2004 legacy.reporter (Pete Moulton) Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 19, 2012 arthurgoldsmith Martin County, Florida, United States November 21, 2012 Details
September 14, 2012 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States November 14, 2012 Details
September 23, 2012 Jeff Trahan De Soto Parish, Louisiana, United States November 14, 2012 Details
October 03, 2012 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States November 14, 2012 Details
October 20, 2012 Lori L Pike Cherokee County, Texas, United States November 12, 2012 Details
November 11, 2012 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 11, 2012 Details
October 15, 2012 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States November 07, 2012 Details
September 28, 2012 Pierre Howard Lowndes County, Georgia, United States November 01, 2012 Details
November 08, 2008 mrcnaturally Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States October 04, 2012 Details
September 12, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 23, 2012 Details
September 06, 2012 Roy Brown Camden County, Georgia, United States September 21, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 Jeff Trahan Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 21, 2012 Details
August 18, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 03, 2012 Details
August 27, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 03, 2012 Details
August 04, 2012 jkbckayaker Polk County, Florida, United States August 08, 2012 Details
July 22, 2012 lorispencer Logan County, Arkansas, United States August 06, 2012 Details
June 23, 2012 jwunder3 Orange County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 mflanagan10@tampabay.rr.com Hillsborough County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 jomarlin Hendry County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 29, 2012 jkbckayaker Polk County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
August 28, 2010 Roselvy Juárez Cabañas, El Salvador June 16, 2012 Details
June 05, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras June 05, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 LLJohnson Dominican Republic May 14, 2012 Details