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Common LongtailSkipper by globeboater

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Panasonic DMC-TZ18
Photo taken in St. Lucia/Caribbean
The Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) is a spread-winged skipper butterfly found throughout tropical and subtropical South America, south to Argentina and north into the southern part of the United States of America. It cannot live in areas with prolonged frost. It is a showy butterfly, with wings of light brown tinted with iridescent blue, and two long tails extending from the hindwings. The robust body is light blue dorsally. It has a large head, prominent eyes, and a wingspan between 4.5 and 6 centimeters.

I am taking pictures and videos since a long time, just as an amateur and for fun. Since I’m living on a boat year around my equipment has to be small and robust – so no big “bodies” and lenses.
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  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    Wow never seen a long tail Skipper, didn’t even know they exist!!! Excellent job.
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thanks Jo, very much appreciated. I found him in St. Lucia, where they are very wide spread

    – globeboater

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture nice one !!!!!

  • Thank you Russell

    – globeboater

  • ianrose82
    ianrose82over 2 years ago

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  • ianrose82
    ianrose82over 2 years ago

    Great shot – I saw them in St Lucia in June this year. In fact, I have a photo almost identical to yours!

  • Great – would like to see your shot

    – globeboater

  • Evita
    Evita6 months ago

    Beautiful work!!!

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