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White-striped Longtail

The White-striped Longtail (Chioides albofasciatus) is a member of the skipper family. It inhabits woodland fringes, wooded hills, and forest clearings in South Texas and Arizona, and as far south as Argentina.

Their top is brown with glassy white markings on forewings. The underside has a prominent white stripe on the hindwing which makes this butterfly easy to identify. Tails are very long.

Wing spread: 2.0" - 2.25"

Host plants: Beans and other vine legumes

White-striped Longtail Butterfly
White-striped Longtail Butterfly