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In addition to a diverse moth population, Panama's Isla Colon hosts a spectacular variety of other insects. This page is the starting point for images of Hemipterans, or true bugs. Many of these came to lights set up for moths, where they often prey on other insects at the light. Others were found during the day on foliage. In general, this group is large and varied on Isla Colon, with several mimicking stinging or otherwise protected insects.


I continue to add records as I make collecting trips to the island. Check back regularly for updates.


If you'd like to suggest a determination for any of the unnamed specimens here, I'd welcome for the help. Please email me at:




Hemiptera (True Bugs) by Family 

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