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Oleander Hawk Moth (Pupa)

Daphnis nerii


Day 10 and Day 12 of the Oleander Hawk Moth's pupa. Pics 1-4 are from day 10. Pics 5-6 are from day 12. At day 12, wing pattern was already visible under the pupal skin. The pupa twitched its abdomen when disturbed or touched.


Backyard garden.


Here are the related spottings: Male Oleander Hawkmoth - Releasing the Female Hawkmoth - Newly-eclosed Female Adult - Days 13and14 Pre-eclosion Pupa and Day 15 Pupal case - Days 10and12 Pupa - Day 2 Pupa - 5th Instar Pre-pupal Larva - 5th Instar Larva - 2nd Instar Larva -

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Thank you Sergio! I missed the chance of witnessing the actual birth and I still regret it :( -

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Very nice, Agnes. I hope you get some photos of this baby's birth! :-)

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013

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