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hawkmoth

Daphnis dohertyi dohertyi

Description:

A common species, widely distributed in New Guinea. Daphnis dohertyi is a moth of the Family Sphingidae also found elsewhere in Indonesia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Queensland, Australia. Adults have wings with a bold pattern of pale and dark brown, with white spots at the base, the center and the tip of each forewing. There is also a white band across the first abdominal segment.

Habitat:

Spotted on the boundary fence of a school campus which is nestled in the lower foothills of the Cyclops mountains. The campus is surrounded by villages, gardens and disturbed forest.

Notes:

Observed late afternoon. The first photo used flash. Also published subsequently @ http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/...

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Jacob!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thrilling!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

beautiful!

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2012
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012

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