Wasp Moths

6351 I guess the typical question you get is: What is this insect called? And in perfect tempo with this normative progression, I’ll try a polite variation: I would love very much, as will and resources provide/allow, if you could help me to identify this insect – or otherwise alien creature. Thank you for the good work you do, as a general standard in the commitment it demands from all of you, and further in service to the endless compulsions of human curiosity. And Good Day. From: Kisumu, Nyanza 40610, Kenya.

Number 6351 This moth is one of the so-called ‘wasp moths’ in the subfamily Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae); it appears to be in the genus Amata – click here for an example