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Oleander Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Daphnis nerii

1 species ID suggestions

ReannaDee 6 years ago
Oleander Hawk Moth caterpillar
Daphnis nerii Daphnis nerii


Dr.PonMalar 5 years ago

amazing eyes...

ChenneLarida 6 years ago

oh my, looks like a baby alien!

KarenL 6 years ago

Hi April! Please can you add the scientific name so that we can take this off of the "unknown" list & add a link (wikipedia etc) to the references. Because we have a global user base & sometimes many different common names for the same species, the system will continue to show a spotting as unidentified until the scientific name has been completed.

"I like it so much. I am very happy to see it here.Last year, I have taken more than 100 photos of the same in different actions. I will show some of them soon."

like a blob gel :-)

radanmarko 6 years ago

Like little alien :) Extra

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

Alien? Nah, it looks more like a vertebrate Embryo. Lets say Human embryo in its first Trimester. :)

Locally they call this one Mariposa when they transform to adults. Used to have a lot of these especially in the summer. They fly down from the mountains. Nowadays, it's a rarity to see one fly down the backyard. Maybe because of urbanization of the local towns.

SheaEckert 6 years ago

Wow!! How cute!

Amber Burns
Amber Burns 6 years ago

I had some thing like this bug on my apple tree. They turn in to a huge butterfly! Great pic!

ReannaDee 6 years ago

Really fantastic photo! :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

I can´t wait to see all these beauties in Philippines!

Nice shoot!

AntonTriGangga 7 years ago

like a baby alien............ cute ^_^

VietaYanuardi 7 years ago

it's so cute :-)

FedericaFanali 7 years ago


agreed!^_^ so cute!adore!

dandoucette 7 years ago

looks like a sleeping mini alien baby! (use your imagination!hahaha!)

JorgeSilva 7 years ago


San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

Lat: 14.81, Long: 121.05

Spotted on Apr 21, 2011
Submitted on Apr 22, 2011

Spotted for mission

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