But as soon as Volponi turned to show it to her videographer and turned back, the moth was gone. "I am convinced I have seen a very unique species (perhaps new to science?) and decide not to stop looking until I find it," she remembered.
She waited another hour or two, sitting on the riverbank, before she saw a flash of blue. "I call Paolo and he comes running with his bigger camera and we both manage to carefully approach the insect and film it simultaneously," she said. "It was one of the most amazing moments of my life."