Subject: Weird moth type bug
Location: Johannesburg, south Africa
November 23, 2014 11:46 am
I live in South Africa and found an insect I have never seen before. Can you assist?
This is a diurnal Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae. We believe it is a Pellucid Hawkmoth, Cephonodes hylas, which according to African Moths, is found in South Africa. It is also pictured on Africa Wild.