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Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Richards Bay KZN SA
February 27, 2014 6:50 am
HI
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

Splendrous Hornet Moth

Splendrous Hornet Moth

Dear Pauline,
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.

Splendrous Hornet Moth

Splendrous Hornet Moth

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Richards Bay KZN, South Africa

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