When Esme and I were close to the bottom of the canyon near Chavarillo I spotted a big insect. It looked like an oversized bee with beautiful blue metallic wings. Later I learned that it was indeed a bee, a carpenter bee.
The insect was very docile and I had no problem at all with getting it on my hand. The photo below gives a good impression of the size of this carpenter bee.
You can read more on our adventures during that day in The canyon near Chavarillo.