Wasp Moth (Syntomini, Arctiinae, Erebidae)

The clear wings and striped body is intended as wasp mimicry as a defence against predators.

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

(ID courtesy of hkmoth, see comments)

 

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Taken on November 5, 2011
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