Species page for Periphoba arcaei

Records from Isla Colon:

 

Record Locator # 10012

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; old-growth forest

Frederick C. Mosher

 

Field notes from Isla Colon:

 

This large, robust moth is found from Mexico south through Central America. There is one record from Panama on the BoLD Systems site, representing the southern edge of the insect's range.

 

This individual came to a mercury vapor lamp set up in a small clearing in the middle of old-growth rainforest. I have not seen this species anywhere else on Isla Colon.

 

 

 

Identification source link:

 

http://www.boldsystems.org

 

To help with identification, email me at identification@panamainsects.org. Please include specimen locator number.