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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 Xylophanes libya
Records from Isla Colon:
Record Locator # 7912
Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon
lat 9.4225; long -82.3211; el 10m
20-30 Dec 2009; 160w merc vapor lamp
"Gringolandia Rd"; jungle; 8PM-5AM
Frederick C. Mosher
Field notes from Isla Colon:
This moth is less common on Isla Colon than its congener, X. loelia. The two moths are nearly identical.
I have found libya only at one location, a jungle/secondary growth area within a few hundred meters of the seashore. In other locations, loelia is the predominant Xylophanes species.
Click here for a side-by-side comparison of these two very similar moths.
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