Crimson-speckled Footman moth
Moths are normally drably coloured but the Crimson-speckled Footman is certainly an exception in more ways that one. It hase whitish in colour with numerous reddish-brown and black blotches. It is also a day-time flying moth.
At times this moth is extremely common in an area and at other times it can be totally absent. They like areas of disturbed ground with some flowers and grass.
They can be found in many areas in Africa and distibuted across most of South Africa.
References and further readingField Guide to Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving - Published: 0 - Page: 358
Field Guide to Insects of the Kruger National Park - Author: Leo Braack - Published: 1991 - Page: 34
Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Published: 2015 - Page: 126
Pocket Guide - Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths - Published: 2015 - Page: 111
Remarkable Insects of South Africa - Author: Lambert Smith - Published: 2008 - Page: 95
The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 167