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Oleander Hawk Moth (2nd Instar Larva)

Daphnis nerii


Green caterpillar about 2.5cm long; with a white-tipped thorn-like black spike at the rear and spots resembling eyes on the forefront of the body. It was spotted munching at the Desert Rose flowers (Adenium obesum, Apocynaceae family). Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758), the Oleander Hawk-moth. This is the late 2nd instar larva. Here is the 5th instar larva - Here is the 5th instar pre-pupal larva:


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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 14, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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