Category Archives: Long Tailed Skippers

Uncommon Butterfly White Striped Longtail

Here’s a rare Butterfly for the Houston area.  It’s a White Striped Longtail.  Here’s where it gets interesting.  In my Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas book, it lists the name of this species as Chioides Catillus, but looking at that name on the Butterflies and Moths of North America has these species as very […]

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Beautiful Long Tailed Skipper On Butterfly Bush

We had Monarchs, Sulphurs, and Long Tailed Skipper Butterflies today.  It was a beautiful day outside, not a cloud in the sky. Primarily I was focused on tagging and photographing the Monarchs, but when this Long Tailed Skipper appeared on the Butterfly Bush, I had to get a picture of that! Yea, I know these […]

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How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Beautiful Long Tailed Skipper

It’s a shame that the Long Tailed Skipper is considered a pest.  Sure, it has done a pretty good job of eating the beans in our garden, but until this picture I never realized what beautiful colors they have.  This picture is straight out of the camera, only cropped and sharpened.

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7D Pictures Fresh Out Of The Camera

First up, a Long Tailed Skipper.  They’re prettier than I thought. My first reaction was that the features and the hair weren’t as sharp as I was expecting.  With minor sharpening I think it looks okay My reaction to the above shot is it again wasn’t quite as crisp as I was expecting, but I […]

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Weekend Review

We’ve had a “fruitful” Memorial holiday weekend when it comes to Monarch Butterflies hatching.  We had 1 Monarch Butterfly hatch on Friday, 3 on Saturday, 4 on Sunday, and 10 today (Monday).  For those that are mathematically challenged, that’s 18 Butterflies.  Of the 18, ten of those were males and eight were females. Tomorrow should […]

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Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit

Actually the title has nothing to do with this post, I was just trying to think of something witty.  I’ve never posted a picture of this next Butterfly because they are pretty hard to photograph.  They bounce from leaf to leaf constantly.  This little guy is known as a Long Tailed Skipper or Bean Leaf […]

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