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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 Pachythone gigas
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator #8551
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
lat 9.4225; long -82.3211; el 10m
9-12 Aug, 2010; sun; 90F
coastal road; nectaring; 9AM-2PM
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
This species is not uncommon on Isla Colon. I have only encountered the female, which closely resembles day-flying moths in the Pyralidae and Arctiinae, both of which I have also found on Isla Colon. It's easy to confuse these very similar insects in the field. P. gigas flies along forest edges and is more often encountered during the summer months.
Identification source link:
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