Location: Jacksonville, FL
January 29, 2012 10:33 pm
I found this lovely moth, in a screened patio. It has a lovely subtle green shade on the body and rear wings. I thought it would be easily identified by the ”tail”, but I’m proving myself wrong. :}
I love finding and photographing insects!!
Though it looks somewhat moth-like, the Long Tailed Skipper, Urbanus proteus, is actually a butterfly. Skippers are generally considered to be a transitional species between butterflies and moths, though they are classified as butterflies.