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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 Hylesia umbrata
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator # 7916
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
lat 9.4225; long -82.3211; el 10m
20-30 Dec 2009; moon new/waxing
160w merc vapor lamp; 8PM-5AM
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
Hylesia is a large genus that includes many similar-looking moths, distrubted widely thoughout the American tropics. Hylesia umbrata is a typical representative of the genus, and the species is relatively common at lights on Isla Colon.
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