Crimson-speckled Footman (Utetheisa pulchella)

Utetheisa pulchella Crimson-speckled footman

Utetheisa pulchella is a day-flying moth.

Link to the LepiMAP record which contains the above photograph of a Crimson-speckled Footman. The map below shows the distribution of records for Utetheisa pulchella in the LepiMAP database, as at January 2020.
Use this link to embed this map of distribution records in LepiMAP:×700.png

The map below is an imputed map,  produced by an interpolation algorithm, which  attempts to generate a full distribution map from the partial information in the map above. This map will be improved by the submission of records to the LepiMAP section of the Virtual Museum.Use this link to embed this imputed distribution map:×700.png.

Les Underhill
Les Underhill
Prof Les Underhill has been Director of the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) at the University of Cape Town since it started in 1991. Although citizen science in biology is Les’s passion, his academic background is in mathematical statistics. He was awarded his PhD in abstract multivariate analyses in 1973 at UCT and what he likes to say about his PhD is that he solved a problem that no one has ever had. He soon grasped that this was not the field to which he wanted to devote his life, so he retrained himself as an applied statistician, solving real-world problems.


  1. Good day
    If you have a look at LepiMAP # 615421 recorded 12 Feb 2017, which I think is a Crimson-speckled footman, the record has not as yet been identified by the panel. If it is a footman it may help a wee bit to the distribution map of the species.
    Kind regards

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