Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241797

Tanna Longtail
Urbanus tanna

Observation date: January 24, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Tanna and Teleus are very similar, but this one shows several features that are right for Tanna. Rather thin and jagged ventral HW bands, particularly the one closest to the wing's edge. Also, the bands are lighter and browner than on Teleus. Dorsal median band is slightly thicker than it would be on Teleus, and there are 5 apical spots, instead of 4 for "Teleus"
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: June 27, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica