Invasion of the Long-tails, 2012: surprise visit of Long-tailed Skippers to Howard County

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This Long-tailed Skipper, Urbanus proteus, was photographed at the Elkhorn Garden Plots in Columbia on October 6, 2012, the latest date I saw this butterfly at the gardens.

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And this was the first Long-tail I saw on August 12, 2012 at Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia, MD. It remained for several days. Another showed up on September 3 and a late one on October 6!

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This Long-tailed Skipper from 3 September 2012 at the Elkhorn Garden Plots had shorter tails than the others seen.

CloudSkip2 9 1 12Another southern visitor, not quite as rare as the Long-tailed Skipper, this Clouded Skipper is being photographed by an admirer at the Elkhorn Garden Plots on September 1, 2012.

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