Wasp-Mimic Diurnal Tiger Moth from Thailand: Amata sperbius

Subject: Insect I.D Needed
Geographic location of the bug:  Chiangmai Province, Thailand
Date: 02/14/2018
Time: 04:04 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello Bugman,
I found this insect walking along some gravel on the side of the road.  It appeared to be injured and it could not fly.  Could you please help me identify this species.
Sincerely,
How you want your letter signed:  Myles Davis

Tiger Moth: Amata sperbius

Dear Myles,
This beautiful wasp-mimic, diurnal Tiger Moth is
Amata sperbius based on the resemblance of your individual to those pictured on iNaturalist and on FlickR.  Perhaps it is recently eclosed and its wings are not yet capable of flight.

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