Hesperidae!

Hesperidae (skipper butterflies) are the Thalia herbivores, according to Tim, an IRES student currently studying termite behavior at Palo Verde.

I’ve observed both swallows (barn swallows + another I’ve yet to identify) and fly catchers (Great kiskadee and maybe another smaller species) capturing the hesperids. 

Moth on Thalia - 10.17.2009 - 10.37.11 Moth on Thalia - 10.17.2009 - 10.37.37
Moth on Thalia - 10.17.2009 - 09.25.03 Moth on Thalia - 10.17.2009 - 09.26.28

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