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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 Theope virgilius
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator #8513
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
lat 9.4143, long -82.3311; el 0m
9-12 Aug, 2010; 160w merc vapor lamp
raffia swamp/second. forest; 8PM-5AM
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
I have found this butterfly occasionally during the day, when it tends to fly low along fence rows and forest edges. It's more common, however, at lights at night. While many butterfly species occasionally show up at lights, T. virgilius comes with some regularity and generally stays for most of the night.
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