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Oleander Hawk Moth

Daphnis Nerii

Description:

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

Habitat:

Not reported yet

Notes:

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


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6 Comments

SamanAnsari
SamanAnsari 5 years ago

@Lizzy Thank you so much!!

Annelies
Annelies 5 years ago

What a gorgeous creature... Stunning spotting!

Mari-yaInayatt
Mari-yaInayatt 5 years ago

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

Mari-yaInayatt
Mari-yaInayatt 5 years ago

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

SamanAnsari
SamanAnsari 5 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 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!

SamanAnsari
Spotted by
SamanAnsari

Islamabad, وفاقی دارالحکومت, Pakistan

Lat: 33.69, Long: 73.06

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

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