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Jade Hawkmoth

DAPHNIS HYPOTHOUS (Cramer, 1780)

Description:

A stunning hawkmoth. I was lucky enough to get a few shots of the under side as well as the moth literally hanged on the tip of a leaf with its front legs. Wingspan: 86--120mm. Very much alike a dark Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758), but distinguished by a white spot at the forewing apex; head and collar uniformly dark purple-brown, thorax and first two abdominal segments dark green. I was lucky enough to get a few shots of the under side as well as the moth literally hanged on the tip of a leaf with its front legs.

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9 Comments

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you Polilla :D

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks triggsturner :)

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Great images of this amazing moth. Thank you for sharing them.

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you venusflytrap2000 :)

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

What camouflage! Beautiful series, Nidhin!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks Irina Sh :) I was extremely lucky :D

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 5 years ago

Admirable seria of photos!Lucky spottings!))

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks Francisco Ramírez.. I was ecstatic to see this one. Thought it was an oleander hawk-moth at first.. But did some digging in the internet and found the right ID.

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

Amazing and beauty !!!!! Very Nice shoots...

Nidhin Basheer
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Nidhin Basheer

Ettumanoor, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 27, 2016
Submitted on Jan 27, 2016

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