Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1274586

Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus proteus

Observation date: September 13, 2020
Submitted by: Traveling_Gopher
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several adults, multiple caterpillars (1/4 inch to 2 inch sizes) in folded leaf portions closed with silk. Observed adult laying eggs on scarlet runner bean plants. Temp in low 80sF, partly cloudy, Submitting picture of the adult that laid the eggs. I have pictures of the eggs and caterpillars. Observed other eggs are hatching on 14 Sept 2020.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: dbruce
Verified date: November 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Loudon County