Black with a dark blue reflection to the wings. Front wing pair shorter than rear wing pair. Front wing scaled like a moth, rear wing clear and heavily veined. Antennae slightly curved outwards, just shorter than body length. Approximate length just over an inch.
Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.
At first sight it looked very like a wasp in its appearance and behavior. It waggled its abdomen rapidly up and down, as a wasp does when hunting for prey. The scaled wing gave it away as a moth and the rear clear wing venation led me towards melittia, but with stark differences.
I don’t remember seeing this one before and could not find it in a search.
Lat: -6.85, Long: 107.58
Spotted on Feb 19, 2014
Submitted on Feb 19, 2014