Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1276886

Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus proteus

Observation date: October 06, 2020
Submitted by: urntonlyone123
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There are several of these butterflies in my garden. They seem to enjoy the lantana. They dart about the garden quite quickly, However, they tend to stay still enough for pictures to be taken.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: October 06, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, South Carolina, Jasper County