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    Dorantes Longtail

    Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes)

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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Dude that moth? is bang'in looking !
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Dude that moth? is bang'in looking !

    Thanks Paul!

    It's a skipper.
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    AH, we get alot of silver-spotted skippers here
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    It's a skipper.
    Interesting, all the skipper species here in the UK hold their wings like K that.
    Hindwings flas, forewings at 45 degrees to horizontal.

    This skipper is different it seems, as all the wings are at 45 degrees.
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    I am not a bug guy, though they do have wings usually...HMMMMM ;)

    Is this a silver spotted skipper by any chance? My birding buddy always talks about them on his butterfly bush .
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    I am not a bug guy, though they do have wings usually...HMMMMM ;)

    Is this a silver spotted skipper by any chance? My birding buddy always talks about them on his butterfly bush .

    I'm not really sure what you have there, sorta the LBJ of the butterfly world, but it ain't the Silver-spotted Skipper, (Epargyreus clarus)...

    http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/d...usa/sc/607.htm
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    LBJ or not.... It pretty perty with silver spots ;)

    IS THIS A SILVER SPOTTED SKIPPER THEN?

    I sent there first image to 2 friends for ID. If that fails, my cousin will ID it ;)
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    LBJ or not.... It pretty perty with silver spots ;)

    IS THIS A SILVER SPOTTED SKIPPER THEN?

    I sent there first image to 2 friends for ID. If that fails, my cousin will ID it ;)

    Well if you had looked at the link I put up you would have seen that this indeed is a Silver-Spotted Skipper...
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    I did look at the link skippy I figure if 3 species of crow look alike, why not 2 skippers?
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Is my flutterby a Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) maybe? I think so(no a great spangled due to missing the forewing spot)
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    Since we're all gettin' "skippy" here...

    Here's a California species that I shot last year. Not sure which species it is, so perhaps someone can help to identify it.
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    Re: Since we're all gettin' "skippy" here...

    Now that is more like our skippers
    Same orange/brown colours, same habit with the hindwings flat and forewings at 45 degrees.

    Can't identify US species though, worry.
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    Re: Dorantes Longtail

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Is my flutterby a Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) maybe? I think so(no a great spangled due to missing the forewing spot)

    Speyeria aphrodite, is what I was leaning toward, but I was tired when I looked it up. I am confidant in saying it is now.
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    Re: Since we're all gettin' "skippy" here...

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Here's a California species that I shot last year. Not sure which species it is, so perhaps someone can help to identify it.

    Looks like you have a, Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus).
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    Re: Since we're all gettin' "skippy" here...

    Cool image Ray!
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