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Oleander Hawk Moth (Female)

Daphnis nerii

Description:

At 12:30 am, Dec 31 2012 Manila Time, I have already spotted the newly eclosed Oleander Hawk Moth, exactly 15 days after it pupated. It is beautiful, and I am still in awe of its beauty. My only regret is that I was not able to witness its actual eclosion. After my Mom sees it, I'll be releasing it this early morning. Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758), the Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth of the Sphingidae family, is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth.

Habitat:

Backyard.

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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4 Comments

Thanks friends for the appreciation :)

Yep dotun55, just backyard habitat. :) Hopefully, I could invite more amazing creatures in our backyard garden as more flowers are abloom nowadays :)

Hey Adi, the latest news is that it has been released already. It finally gained flight capability around 5pm Dec 31 Manila time :)

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 7 years ago

Fascinating.

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

"Habitat: Backyard" :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Quite an interesting pattern! this moth is in news from past few days :)

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 30, 2012
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

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