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Wasp Moth

Trichura cerberus


from : 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


Metallic green and black body, yellow wings and long appendage. An awesome wasp moth.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Wasp Moth
Trichura cf. cerberus Bildergalerie - Trichura cerberus

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Gracias Francisco!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 7 years ago

Excelentes fotografías, muy bello ejemplar !!!!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Gracias Nayeli!

Nayeli 7 years ago

Oh muy buena foto se ve genial!!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Thanks Bayucca! you always save me!
I see that you already had a hard time finding it the first time around. It is a beautiful insect. Do you have any idea on the functionality of the appendage?

bayucca 7 years ago

And I think the ID Trichura cerberus is safe enough to kick out the "cf"...

bayucca 7 years ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina, Trichura sp. and most probably Trichura cerberus. Not as easy as it might seem...

Diaz José Miguel
Spotted by
Diaz José Miguel

Puerto Cortés, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 25, 2015
Submitted on Sep 25, 2015

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