Unknown Moth from Botswana

Subject: Beautiful black and white moth
Location: Central Kalahari, Botswana
April 23, 2015 2:49 am
Hey guys 🙂
I have been doing a lot of searching for this fella/misses lately.
It came by on April 4th and I haven’t seen one before or since i my almost 3 months stay. It came to our dining area late evening, where we have lights on.
as you can see on the picture, the hind wings are white outlined with black and fore wings are white and black, but much diffuse markings. The abdomen is yellow with a broad black line from thorax to the tip of abdomen.
I hope you can help me with an ID 🙂
Signature: Mathias

Unknown Moth
Unknown Moth

Dear Mathias,
As you have probably realized, attempting online insect identifications can be quite difficult, and many times after hours of searching, no results are produced.  With that said, we are posting your image and tagging it as unidentified.  It is not unusual for us to get comments many years later that provide proper identifications.

Jep I know…
I identify insects as my job in Denmark, but in Denmark we have
Bayasian keys for almost every kind of insect in the country. So being
in Southern Africa and the only way to identify is by internet search,
isn’t that much different, except you don’t have anything to start
from 🙂
But it can never hurt to try right 😉 sometimes one can get surprised 😉

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