Subject: Are these moths? And if so, what kind?
Geographic location of the bug: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Time: 12:41 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi!
I found these two moths (possibly) today while I was photographing Dragonflies along the wet lands of Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Since I have never seen one like these, I am very curious to know what they are.
Thank you for your assistance.
How you want your letter signed: Asrat (Bahirdar Photography)
These are mating Tiger Moths in the subfamily Arctiinae, and we found a matching image on Africa Wild that is identified as the Maid Alice Moth, Amata alicia. The indicated range on African Moths includes Ethiopia.