Arctiid Moth from South Africa

Subject: Identification
Location: Napier, Western Cape, South Africa
March 10, 2016 9:38 am
… The second JPG is of a moth my wife found in the kitchen – again, a first for us. With that colouring we would (should) have noticed it if it’s a local species.
Signature: Johann van der Merwe

Arctiid Moth
Arctiid Moth

Dear Johann,
We are going back through unanswered mail from March in an attempt to post some submissions our readers may enjoy.  This pretty little Arctiid Moth is in the genus
Utetheisa, and it is native to your area.  There are several nice images on iSpot.  The genus is not limited to South Africa.  We even have a North American species which is documented on BugGuide.

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