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This insect blew my mind! Not only for its brilliant green iridescent markings on its body and amazing clear wings but also for a strange, nearly 1.5" long tail! See the last photo.
edge of tropical rainforest
I spotted this on the same Ageratum bushes as my last two spottings. I couldn't believe I saw all these three amazing insects at the same place! The Amazon around Mocoa was fantastic and very accessible. Instead of staying in a lodge in the middle of the forest like I did near Leticia, this time I was staying in a hostel on the outskirts of a small town, surrounded by forest. I ended up staying a week in the area, checking out any trails I could do on own.