Attributes of Urbanus procne

Brown Longtail
Urbanus procne (Plötz, 1881)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Tailed; wings are brown. Forewing has a narrow white band or it may be lacking. Males have a costal fold enclosing scent scales on the leading edge of the forewing. Inner band on the underside of the hindwing is separated from the brown spot near the costa.
Wing Span: 1 7/16 - 1 7/8 inches (3.7 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Females deposit eggs on the host plants. Caterpillars eat leaves; young ones live in a folded leaf nest.
Flight: Three broods throughout the year in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses including Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) and Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Grassy openings in tropical and subtropical forests.
Range: Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to South Texas. A rare stray to southern New Mexico, southern Arizona, and southern California.
Conservation: Resident populations in the lower Rio Grande Valley should be monitored and conserved.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Maintain habitat in lower Rio Grande Valley refuges, parks, and preserves.
Taxonomy Notes:

Images of Urbanus procne

Click on an image to view full size and to see additional details.




Urbanus procne - IMG_6250.jpg

Urbanus procne - IMG_6250.jpg

The map below displays all BAMONA data for this species and has three different data layers:
1. All records (yellow dots)   2. Recently verified records (orange dots)*   3. US county records (purple)

There are also three base layers: 1. Satellite    2. Normal   3. Hybrid

How to use the map:
Click on the map and move your mouse to pan.
Zoom by using the plus [+] and minus [-] on the left side of the map.
To change which map layers are displayed, click on the plus sign [+] on the right side of the map and turn on/off the data layers and base layers.

*The orange dots on the map provide access to information about the 400 most recently verified sightings of this species. Sometimes, there are several records at the same location. Use the table view to access these records.

By default, the fifty most recently verified sightings are below. Sort by Observation Date to see the most recent sightings, or filter the sightings by region to get a regional list.

See more recently verified sightings of all species.

You don't have Javascript enabled. Hover for more information! But don't worry: you can still use this web site! You have two options:
  • enable Javascript in your browser and then refresh this page, for a much enhanced experience.
  • click the Update button every time you want to update the selection.
Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kerr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Nueces County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Willacy County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Zapata County December 31, 2004 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
November 09, 2007 legacy.reporter (Ro Wauer) Texas, United States, Victoria County January 08, 2008 Details
November 03, 2007 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 14, 2008 Details
August 26, 2001 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 23, 1999 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 22, 1920 legacy.reporter (J. D. Gunder) Riverside County, California, United States August 27, 2009 Details
August 07, 2009 legacy.reporter (Mary Klinkel & Fred Heath) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States September 24, 2009 Details
February 24, 2011 cpcdolan Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 27, 2011 Details
February 24, 2011 cpcdolan Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 27, 2011 Details
June 13, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras June 14, 2012 Details
July 24, 2012 Jeniffer_A San Salvador, El Salvador September 03, 2012 Details
September 23, 1999 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 26, 2001 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 03, 2007 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 07, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 23, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 mgrosselet Oaxaca, Mexico July 09, 2013 Details
June 02, 2012 Roselvy Juárez Francisco Morazán, Honduras August 03, 2013 Details
November 03, 2013 rougir@aol.com Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 15, 2013 Details
November 06, 2013 lbell007 Cameron County, Texas, United States January 14, 2014 Details
November 09, 2013 lbell007 Texas, United States January 16, 2014 Details