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Oleander Hawk-Moth Caterpillar

Daphnis nerii


Larva - oleander hawk-moth caterpillar; brown with a large blue-and-white eyespot near the head and a yellow/orange "horn" on the rear; white band along the side of the body, with a scattering of small white and bluish dots; spiracles on the sides of the body are black; approx. 7.5cm in length. Note: Just before it pupates, the oleander hawk-moth larva becomes browner in color.


Found sitting on a cement driveway the day after heavy grass cutting and hedge trimming; within gated property in a provincial area near the Tañon Strait; approx. 1.6km from the Municipality of San José along the Western Nautical Highway; on a cloudy morning after slight rainfall, during early dry season.


San José, Negros Oriental, Philippines. January 20, 2019 at 7:10 am.

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nbour 4 years ago


Congrats on the well deserved SOTW D.Leor and thanks for sharing

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago


James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago


Felicitaciones desde Costa Rica por su SOTW. bien merecido.

Sachin Zaveri 2.0
Sachin Zaveri 2.0 4 years ago

Congratulations, D. Leor !!

Tukup 4 years ago

Great find D. Leor. Congratulations on the SOTW.

Brian38 4 years ago

Congratulations D. Leor!

Saturniidae27 4 years ago

Congratulations, D. Leor. Well deserved 🎉

Ornithoptera80 4 years ago

Congrats, D. Leor

MichaelS 4 years ago

Hi D. Leor,

Congratulations! Your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by our Rangers! Your detailed notes of this brilliant caterpillar have earned your our featured weekly spotting. Our community looks forward to seeing more of your nature observations!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Brilliant photos and good information. Thanks.

AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 19, 2020
Submitted on Jan 19, 2020

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