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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 Opisthoxia bella
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator # 10219
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
Lat 9.4070, Long -82.3079 [ITEC] el 10m
June 25-27, 2014; moon new/waxing
160w MV light; rainforest clearing; rain
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
For several years, the only Opisthoxia species present at lights on Isla Colon was O. formosante. This species, much larger but otherwise similar in appearance, turned up when I began consistently sampling areas in the rainforest interior. It will be interesting to see if it turns up in other areas, or if it is consistently a "forest species."
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