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Brightly colored blue and black day flying clearwing moth with extension on abdomen similar in appearance to ichneumon wasp. In a similar species, Trichura cerberus, the male has the abdominal appendage, and the wings are edged in a thick black line, with a black line bisecting the wings
On exposed sunny hillside along the path at the viewpoint for 1000 foot falls
As I was getting close to photograph this moth, our guide was making noises about I shouldn't get close to it, that I was braver than he was.The other couple on the trip with us was thrilled by the find and photographed it after I did, but their little camera didn't have the capability, so at lunch my camera got handed around as we made the decision this was lepidoptera.