Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1312553

Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus dorantes

Observation date: September 22, 2021
Submitted by: birderrose
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I was in my raised bed garden when this butterfly flew by and landed on my marigold. I thought it was a small bird at first, as I saw it had a tail. I went into the house, grabbed my camera, came back and got several photos of it on the flower. The weather was sunny, but windy with some clouds. The Longtail was still on the marigold when I left the area.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: October 16, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Santa Cruz County