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Oleander Hawk Moth

Daphnis Nerii


Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches (8.2 - 11.5 cm). (Fairly large in size)


Not reported yet


Nurtrition: Nectar from flowers Was seen on a banana tree leaf after a particularly rainy night in monsoon season.

2 species ID suggestions

Pandora sphinx moth
Eumorpha pandorus
Oleander Hawk Moth
Daphnis nerii Deilephila nerii


SamanAnsari 4 years ago

@Lizzy Thank you so much!!

Annelies 4 years ago

What a gorgeous creature... Stunning spotting!

Mari-yaInayatt 4 years ago

i saw many chameleons near saif ul maluk !!!! the were like lizards and change their color !!!

Mari-yaInayatt 4 years ago

(Y) !!!! i never saw ths before .... Mashaa'ALLAH

SamanAnsari 4 years ago

@Jacob That's interesting, thanks for sharing, I will look it up right away!! And Thank you!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Eumorpha pandorus is restricted to North America and has not been recorded elsewhere. A close relative, Daphnis nerii, however, is in range, and matches with what you have found. Excellent find!

Islamabad, وفاقی دارالحکومت, Pakistan

Lat: 33.69, Long: 73.06

Spotted on Aug 2, 2014
Submitted on Aug 12, 2014

Spotted for mission

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