We were a bit later leaving today than we had intended as Jo the taxi driver we had arranged didn't turn up, but as there was another taxi outside the entrance we used him instead for another trip to Loma de Cunagua on the mainland. Once there we met our guide Neolbert who took us for a walk up the hill through the forest. Lots of birds including Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ani, Tody, Trogon, Western Spindalis, Key West Quail-Dove calling, 2 Northern Flicker and several other woodpeckers including a Fernandina's Flicker which we really hadn't expected to see here. There were several reptiles including Anolis lucius and Anolis equestris - another great find. We added a couple more butterflies to our growing list - White-angled Sulphur Anteos clorinde and a Stinky Leafwing Historis odius which was flying around this tall Cecropia peltata tree which is its foodplant.
We also added Singularis Skipper Euphyes singularis which was the only one of the trip and Bush Sulphur Pyrisitia dina and a pair of Julia Dryas iulia in cop. I'm trying to identify two larvae that we found. One is a Sphinx or Hawk-moth larva and I'm sure someone will know it but the other is a geometer and will I expect be rather more difficult. Thank you to Carlos de Soto Molinari from DR for the id's added below.
There was a deluge of rain during supper in the evening that brought out the frogs. This Eleutherodactylus planirostris was outside our room and another one that we hadn't come across before.
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