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|Urbanus species, probably teleus, Hubner, 1821.|
Here is a long-tailed Skipper from Alambi, a small riverside settlement at 1,600m elevation west of Quito.
It is from the genus Urbanus and is probably the species teleus, although I am not 100% sure of this ID. If anyone knows for sure, I'd be pleased to hear. We have few such Skippers on TN and certainly no previous image of this species. So I hope you enjoy it.
Sadly this individual has lost part of his right 'tail', probably from a bird attack.
The picture was taken hand held with fill-in flash firing.
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Ciao Alan, lovely skipper with long tail, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2010-12-24 13:32]
Hi Alan,a beautiful specie taken very very well,impressive sharpness,colors and POV!I wish you all the best for Christmas and thanks for share,Luciano.
- [2010-12-24 23:09]
Beautiful species of skipper.
I am not an expert as you know but while searching for some ID I came across the site: www.learnaboutbutterflies.com, under Butterflies of Amazon & Andes (page 4) I found similar species, Urbanus teleus, Please check the site which is interesting. It almost looks same but dark in color, may be here the color is bright because of the flash. tfs.
an nice presentation from an butterfly I have never been seen.
Good pov and sharpness.
The bg are a little to busy but sometimes you cannoot help it.
Fine clarity colors.