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Oleander Hawk Moth (Pupa)

Daphnis nerii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Backyard garden.

Notes:

Here are the related spottings: Male Oleander Hawkmoth - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171.... Releasing the Female Hawkmoth - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169.... Newly-eclosed Female Adult - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170.... Days 13and14 Pre-eclosion Pupa and Day 15 Pupal case - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170.... Days 10and12 Pupa - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170.... Day 2 Pupa - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171.... 5th Instar Pre-pupal Larva - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170.... 5th Instar Larva - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169.... 2nd Instar Larva - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169....

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2 Comments

Thank you Sergio! I missed the chance of witnessing the actual birth and I still regret it :( - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170....

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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