A free tropical insect resource for researchers and educators
These are butterflies in the family Hesperiidae that I have recorded on Isla Colon. Each specimen includes collecting data and observations I have made over years of visits to the island.
Species page for Callionima falcifera
Records from Isla Colon:
Record locator # 10380
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
Lat 9.4070, Long -82.3079 [ITEC] el 10m
June 17-27, 2014; moon new/waxing
160w MV light; pasture; hill near forest
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
This individual came to a mercury vapor lamp set up on a hill in a pasture close to the edge of the rainforest. It's the only one I have seen on Isla Colon.
C. falcifera is widespread and common throughout Central America, and it's interesting that it's so scarce on Isla Colon.
There's also the question of identification -- I determined this to be C. falcifera, but C. parce is very similar. More records might help determine which species this is.
To help with identification, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include specimen locator number.