Subject: Speckled moth
Geographic location of the bug: Israel
Time: 01:55 AM EDT
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We originally posted an image of Utetheisa pulchella, a Speckled Footman Moth, in 2006, but alas, the image does not currently show live. It is pictured on this Israeli site and according to Lepidoptera and their Ecology: “Utetheisa pulchella inhabits mainly coastal dunes, rocky areas, dry slopes and other warm, gappy vegetated habitats.”