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I certainly know these thoughts very well ;-)...
Ok thanks bayucca. I'll remove it. I thought I was going so well too! ;)
I don't think it is Eressa geographica. If you look at the area behind the head, there is in Eressa geographica a distinct black ring which yours has not. The body colors, markings on the wings and rings on the body are also different.
Bayucca could you check the link I've put up for this moth & give me your opinion if you think its correct please? I picked this one because of the hourglass shape on the thorax. Much appreciated :)
Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae, Amata sp., closer is probably not possible and I am pretty sure it is not the most common (at least on google) Amata annulata. I have my doubts if all these Amata sp. on the web are correctly identified. Look at the bulk of different and unid species in the link above.
I agree Jake! I've taken photos from further away than I needed to be, just because they look like they'll bite or sting. Most times it turns out not to be the case., they're completely harmless.
Great picture, I think it's interesting how so many species of insects resemble a hornet or wasp or something along those lines but are completely different and harmless
Lat: -21.42, Long: 149.22
Spotted on Apr 14, 2012 Submitted on Apr 15, 2012