Location: Johannesburg, south africa
April 3, 2016 12:38 pm
Found this moth this morning 9am in Johannesburg south Africa. It’s Autumn here at the moment and the weather is moderately warm with temps in degrees Celsius of about 27. We live in a housing complex with a small garden and pets. The moth was on my net curtain and when I moved the curtain he headed outside into the garden.
Just last week we posted an image of a dead individual of this species of Tiger Moth in the genus Utetheisa from South Africa, and today we realized that the common name on iSpot is the very appropriate Speckled Footman, Utetheisa pulchella.