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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 Eurybia patrona
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator #9573
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
lat 9.4070, long -82.3079; el 15m
6-13 July, 2013; flying in forest
pasture/primary rainforest; 3PM
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
This butterfly is one of the more commonly encountered species of Riodinidae in the rainforest interior. Individuals fly fast in the understory and land on the underside of palm leaves, where they can often be found resting in the late afternoon. I have found E. patrona to be more common in the summer months.
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