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Small moth with partly transparent wings that are iridescent when it changes position. Family Crambidae.
Came to the parking lights of a shopping mall, San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.
This pretty little moth is a pretty pestiferous little moth, with the larvae feeding on various plants of the Cucurbitae family including cucumber, bitter gourd, melon, cotton, jasmine, okra and sweet potato. It is also called a Flower-tailed moth because of the way it spreads it's "tail feathers" or Hair pencils. See pictures of the larva on the reference site.