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.

 

 

 

Identification source link:

 

http://www.boldsystems.org

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