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Daphnis dohertyi dohertyi


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.


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.


Observed late afternoon. The first photo used flash. Also published subsequently @

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Jacob!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago


Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier


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

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