Species page for Opsiphanes cassina

Records from Isla Colon:

 

Record Locator #9735

Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon

Lat 9.4070, Long -82.3079 [ITEC] el 10m

24-26 December 2013; moon new/waxing

160w merc vapor lamp; 8PM-5AM

Frederick C. Mosher

 

 

Field notes from Isla Colon:

 

This is the common species of Opsiphanes on Isla Colon. I have seen it flying in the late afternoon, and this individual was found shortly after nightfall at the mercury vapor light, but both sexes also come early in the morning to banana bait traps. Males have scent-bearing organs in the anal fold of the hindwing that have a penetrating, spice-like smell.

 

 

Identification source link:

 

http://www.boldsystems.org

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