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John Dicus | all galleries >> The Lower 48 States, Continental USA >> Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Oct-Dec, 2004 > Long-tailed Skipper - Ventral 2
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Long-tailed Skipper - Ventral 2
31-OCT-2004 John Dicus

Long-tailed Skipper - Ventral 2

Urbanus proteus

This skipper just barely had enough length on its proboscis to take nectar from this long corolla tube. With its face pressed up close to the flower opening, we can see its strawlike tongue entering the flower.

Nikon D70 ,Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM
1/60s f/13.0 at 185.0mm with Flash full exif

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