Crimson-speckled Footman – Utetheisa pulchella. Thanks to Macky who had a reference book on hand and was able to tell me what this was.
The Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia.
Found this moth on one of my South Island, New Zealand excursions.