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:

 

http://www.boldsystems.org

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