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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 Perophthalma lasus
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator #8548
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:
I have found this very small metalmark in many habitats on Isla Colon, from fencerows and roadsides to rainforest trails. It's a pale, inconspicuous insect that melds with other low-flying butterflies along trails and roadsides.
Identification source link:
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