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Longtailed Skipper Butterfly

This butterfly is brown with several silvery spots on the front wings and a silvery white edge along the hind wings. The wingspan is 1″ to 1-1/4″, but the hind wings terminate in two narrow tails about 1/2″ long. The upper surface of the wings is a metallic blue-green. The long-tailed skipper is found throughout Florida. View the longtailed skipper caterpillar here!


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