Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314486

Teleus Longtail
Urbanus teleus

Observation date: October 04, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on flowering plants that are about the grounds of the hotel. HW bands are thinner and more jagged than similar "teleus"
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: June 22, 2022
Coordinator notes: This could easily be confused with the Teleus Longtail, Urbanus teleus. The submitter changed his mind due to the smaller number of apex dots on the FW and I agree and have changed it to Teleus from his original Tanna. These two butterflies will always be confused as they are so similar.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica