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Oleander Hawk Moth

Daphnis nerii

Description:

Day 16: The Oleander hawk moth finally emerged tonight, around 7.30. Missed the eclosion as I was cooking dinner... Next time! Picture 3 is soon after it emerged Picture 4 & 5 after half an hour Picture 1 & 2 after an hour and a half. The folded wings twitched for about 10 seconds, then opened to the side.

Notes:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/165... - 5th instar http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170... - 5th instar http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/173... - Pre-Pupa http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/177... - Day 1 http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/175... - Day 2 http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/177... - Day 3 http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/181... - Day 14 http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/183... - Day 15

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15 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Spectacular spotting! What an awesome job raising this guy!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks RiekoS, Ashish and KrantiAzad for your interest and enthusiasm

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks annorion, KarenPuracan...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@Agnes. Thanks, that's pretty clear and simple...

Hi Pam. This is also the reply I gave to Arun :)
At the tip of the abdomen. Females have 2 dark green patches, 1 on each side; while males have 3 dark green patches (1 at each side and 1 at the middle) -
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/d_ner....
http://www.bugnation.co.uk/viewtopic.php...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Agnes. How are you identifying the sex?

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 7 years ago

Wow that's truly amazing u got the full life cycle of the Moth .... hats off to you ... awesome ! :)

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Nuwan... Actually I think the Oleander Hawk Moth did it, I just watched!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Simply Great and Great

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very beautiful.

Congrats Mom Pam! You have a baby girl :)

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 7 years ago

WOW!!!!!!!

annorion
annorion 7 years ago

Wonderful series!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

You did it pam, congrats!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

India

Spotted on Feb 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 20, 2013

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