Species page for Erinnyis alope

Records from Isla Colon:

 

Record locator  # 10111

Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon

Lat 9.4070, Long -82.3079 [ITEC] el 10m

June 25-27, 2014; moon new/waxing

160w MV light; pasture

Frederick C. Mosher

Field notes from Isla Colon:

 

Along with E. ello, this is one of two species of Erinnyis I have found on Isla Colon. Of the two, alope is much less common, appearing only occasionally at the lights. It tends to perch at a distance from the light, where its cryptic coloring makes it hard to see, so this could contribute to its apparent scarcity.

 

 

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