We had a couple of entomologists show up who set up a generator with lights on the point where our future common area cabin will be located. This point has a sweeping view both upward toward La Amistad NP and downward toward the valley of Volcan. Misty nights provided some of the very best collecting conditions to date with some new arrivals not previously seen. One was this rare specimen of Hepialidae, a primitive moth family. We will update this post if we get help in keying out the genus and or species.
A beautiful specimen of a Gaudy Sphinx moth Eumorpha labruscae was a first for Mount Totumas.
Another first time visitor to the lights was one specimen of Caio sp. a large Saturnid silk moth.
10 1/2 inch long Thysania agrippina with filipina