Subject: Very bright moth
Location: South Africa, Pretoria, Rosslyn
March 17, 2017 7:29 am
Hi we found this moth in Rosslyn Pretoria South Africa, it was on the 17th of March 2017, during the day time sitting on the ground. It is a very bright turquoise with bright orange stripes, blue wings with white dots. There is some pictures attached
Signature: Dawie Reyneke
We quickly identified this diurnal Tiger Moth as a Heady Maiden Moth, Amata cerbera, thanks to images posted to iSpot, and we verified that identification with this Project Noah posting. Many other moths in the subfamily Arctiinae are also effective wasp mimics.