Species page for Melanis electron melantho

Records from Isla Colon:

 

Record Locator #9354

Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
lat 9.4070, long -82.3079; el 30m
13-16 Feb, 2013; 160w merc vapor lamp
pasture/primary rainforest; 8PM-5AM
Frederick C. Mosher

 

 

Field notes from Isla Colon:

 

In appearance this butterfly resembles some moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. I have only found this insect twice on Isla Colon, both times at lights. Other Riodinidae species fly in the day but sometimes have late afternoon flights that extend after sunset, which may relate to my nighttime records of this butterfly.

 

 

Identification source link:

 

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