Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Richards Bay KZN SA
February 27, 2014 6:50 am
I took this image or a few from my garden in Richards Bay, KZN, SA. It was sucking nectar on a bush known to draw butterflies. Could you possibly identify it?
Signature: Pauline Hibbert
This is either a Splendrous Hornet Moth, Euchromia formosa, or a closely related species in the same genus. You can compare your excellent image to the one on Encyclopaedia Britannica or the ones on ISpot.