Species page for Gamelia musta

Records from Isla Colon:

 

Record Locator # 10431

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 interesting moth is the only representative of its genus that I have found so far on Isla Colon.

 

It's worth noting that the pastures and forests where G. musta occurs on Isla Colon also support healthy populations of red-eyed tree frogs (Agalychnis callidryas). The red eye spots on the moth's hindwing exactly match the frog's eyes in both color and size.

 

 

 

Identification source link:

 

http://www.boldsystems.org

To help with identification, email me at identification@panamainsects.org. Please include specimen locator number.