Leaf Roller Moth by Seth Patterson Finding this diurnal moth was one of those "Oh!" moments. In fact, I would dare say the most exciting creature I found in all of Panama for very obvious reasons. Sadly the encounter was ever so fleeting, as quickly as I found it and managed to take a few photos it was off, fluttering down a steep slope deep into the cloud forests of the Volcan Baru National Park.
Smoke from Volcan Baru filters through the trees. Located in the Chiriqui province, Volcan Baru is the highest mountain in Panama. From the volcano's peak, one can see both the Pacific & the Caribbean oceans!!