Crimson Speckled Footman Moth

The Crimson speckled footman (Utetheisa pulchella) is a striking colored moth of the family Arctiidae (tiger moths), found in Pakistan. They are very common in the months of September and October. Fore wings white with red and black spots, arranged in a beautiful pattern. Hind wings white having black spots, with black along the margin. Larvae of crimson speckled footman are white with black longitudinal lines and transverse orange spots edged with black, has hair between the segments.

Crimson Speckled Footman (Utetheisa pulchella)
Crimson Speckled Footman (Utetheisa pulchella) Caterpillars/Larvae

6 comments:

Claudia said...

Beautiful shots!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

We have the same one here too Birdy. :) Very pretty.

birdy said...

Thanks Claudia for the appreciation.

Thanks Joan for stopping by and leaving your informative comment.

Yacek said...

Bardzo kolorowe i dla mnie bardzo egzotyczne

Amir Weinstein said...

Hi

Nice portraits

The Utetheisa pulchella is common here (Israel) too. usually seen in the late spring until the mid summer.

Have a look at my post of the U. pulchella for the eggs and larvae
http://insectour.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-post_18.html

Lydia said...

Hi birdy, your blog & butterfly snap is too outstanding and eye catching, truly like it.