Seen in a troop on a small isolated island in Lake Gamboa, within the Panama Canal
I think this is a crescent, but not sure which one.
Psychotria poeppigiana is a plant species in the family Rubiaceae; a common name is Sore-mouth Bush,though it is not very often used.
It ranges widely in the tropical Americas, from Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Veracruz in Mexico to the very north of Argentina. It does not occur on the Pacific side of the American cordillera however, and is thus absent from El Salvador and Chile. It is probably also absent from Uruguay and Paraguay.
P. poeppigiana is a large shrub. The inflorescences are carried upright or semi-erect and are surrounded by large bracts, colored a conspicuous red, that attract pollinators. The flowers themselves are inconspicuous, with the small yellow petals and sepals forming a narrow corollar tube. Pollinators are mainly hummingbirds, namely small hermit (Phaethornithinae) species like the Black-throated Hermit (Phaethornis atrimentalis), Straight-billed Hermit (P. bourcieri) and Reddish Hermit (P. ruber). They do not insert their bills deeply into the small flowers, and thus the pollinators of the Sore-mouth Bush include curved- and straight-billed species alike.
Argiope argentata is a member of the Argiope genus of spiders and is also known as the Silver Argiope.
As with most members of the Argiope genus the female of the species tends to be much larger than the male. The body of Argiope argentata tends to be primarily silver with brown and orange colorations further back on the abdomen on the top, with a primarily brown underbelly. The legs have bands of orange, black and silver. The female can be up to 35mm in length whereas the male tends to be 20mm or less.
Argiope argentata is found from southern California to Florida extending down as far as Argentina, though preferring to stay in warmer, dryer areas. They can often be found on prickly pears in the fall.
The bite can be stingy and itchy during the first approximate hour, then the pain usually passes away. However, it may have several health repercussions on children, seniors and physically weak people.
Sleeping under a bridge on the road to the Canopy Tower Lodge.
Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) from Gamboa, Panama
Unknown Pseudoscorpion from Gamboa, Panama
Tungara Frog (Engystomops pustulosus) from Gamboa, Panama
Unknown Mating flies from Gamboa, Panama
Unknown Weevil from Gamboa, Panama
Bess Beetle with Pseudoscorpions from Gamboa, Panama
Unknown Leptodactylid frog from Gamboa, Panama
Anolis apletophallus from Gamboa, Panama
Unknown Katydid from Gamboa, Panama
Flag-Footed Bug (Anisocelis flavolineata) from Gamboa, Panama
Megalopyge albicollis from Gamboa, Panama. The hairs on this are very painful and can cause a stinging sensation for hours.
Young Boa constrictor from Gamboa, Panama
Blue-Crowned Motmot from Gamboa, Panama
Silverstonia flotator transporting tadpoles from Gamboa, Panama