The brown longtail butterfly is a member of the genus Urbanus, which includes many of the tailed butterflies. They are a skipper type of butterfly which puts them in the Hesperiidae family. They are mostly brown with some light mottling on the wings and tail. They are found grassy fields as well as tropical and subtropical forests from South Texas through Mexico, Central America and into northern South America. Their larval host plants are different types of grasses including Bermuda grass.