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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 Lonomia nr columbiana
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator # 7918
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:
The larvae of some Lonomia species are capable of stinging so severely that they have caused fatalities. This moth is typical of the Lonomia genus, and individuals in this group can be very hard to tell apart. My determination for this specimen is tentative and I welcome input from other workers (as is true across this entire website).
This individual is the only example of the genus that I have encountered on Isla Colon.
Identification source link:
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