Walking a sand track today I heard a buzz coming up from the trail behind. Looking around, I saw an insect hovering among the leaves, landing for a split-second, then moving on, then landing, then moving on ahead. I was able to follow it for a moment, pleased to have one opportunity for a photograph before it zoomed up over the treetops. Gone.
After a bit of searching, I discovered the name of this moth is the Splendrous hornet-moth, Euchromia formosa. Eu-truly, chromia-colored, formosa-really beautiful. Sometimes called a Handmaiden.
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