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Wasp Moth

Trichura cerberus

Description:

from http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173... : 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

Notes:

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

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Wasp Moth
Trichura cf. cerberus Bildergalerie - Trichura cerberus


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8 Comments

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Gracias Francisco!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

Excelentes fotografías, muy bello ejemplar !!!!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Gracias Nayeli!

Nayeli
Nayeli 5 years ago

Oh muy buena foto se ve genial!!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 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
bayucca 5 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina, Trichura sp. and most probably Trichura cerberus. Not as easy as it might seem...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/186...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173...

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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