Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1271165

Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus proteus

Observation date: August 23, 2020
Date notes: Saw this at about 11 am. For some reason the time slot I the date of observation section will not let me put in/change the time of observation.
Submitted by: Geniveve
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Difficult to get any photos. Butterfly had an erratic flight pattern and did not land anywhere for more than a fraction of a second. It was a very humid, warm day with little to no wind and was starting to cloud over. Was in a riparian zone with mixed hardwood trees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: August 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.