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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Brown and Blue Moth

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9698349

I saw this pretty moth out in my garden. It was flitting back and forth between the Duranta and the H mutabilis. I did an image search, and found it on a couple sites, but unfortunately it was not identified on either of them.
Perhaps someone here can point me in the right direction. Moon

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9698358

I found another pic of it that may make ID easier.

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2013
11:38 AM

Post #9698359

Long-tailed Skipper. They host on pea vines of all sorts, indigoferra, and wisteria for me

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2013
11:47 AM

Post #9698373

Thank you Donna.

It is indeed a butterfly rather than a moth. Urbanus proteus, long tailed skipper.

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Urbanus-proteus

I have quite a bit of Indigoferra but have not seen this skipper here before.

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