Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Like Ocola Skippers, this species is a Southern migrant, appearing in NC mostly mid-summer and after. It's generally common in the Southern Coastal Plain becoming less common to rare as you go North and West in the state.
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
27 Aug 2005

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
31 Aug 2003

Nectaring on Lantana


Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Nectaring on Elephantopis caroliniensis
Chatham Co., NC
17 Sep 2005
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brunswick Co., NC
29 Oct 2006

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Orange Co., NC
6 June 2006

Always rare in the northern NC piedmont, this individual appeared at the unprecendented early date of June 6th!


Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Rowan Co., NC
22 Sep 2012

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Rowan Co., NC
22 Sep 2012

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
17 Aug 2014

Only the 2nd record ever for NABA Durham Bfly Count!


Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Durham, NC
12 Nov 2014

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

A Long-tailed Skipper shares a blazing star with a Clouded Skipper.


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