Learn more about the Oleander hawk-moth – with amazing Oleander hawk-moth videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Daphnis Hübner, , Verz. bekannter Schmett.: Type species: Sphinx nerii Linnaeus, Histriosphinx Varis, , Notul. ent. A genus of the. Sphinx nerii Linnaeus, , Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: Type locality: not stated. Synonym. Sphinx nerii Linnaeus, Synonym. Daphnis nerii infernelutea.
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Thence from Afghanistan eastward to south-east Asia and the Philippines; penetrating northwards into central southern Asia as a migrant.
By retracting its head and arching up the swollen anterior body sections the eyes appear startlingly large, giving the impression of a much larger animal. In the female, lamella postvaginalis suddenly narrowed at end where it is concave; apical margin raised and projecting ventrad. Tropical Africa and southern Arabia. I collected it in the Philippines, on the island ndrii Luzon and Jacques Hecq com. Nature in Singapore2: Broadly rounded in front, the shoulders not prominent; segments 13 and 14 form together a short cone.
Under warm conditions, adults are extremely wary and, if disturbed, will take flight even during daylight hours. When young, larvae feed fully exposed on the topmost leaves and flowers; when larger, they tend to conceal themselves further down the branches, or even, when not feeding during daylight hours, on the ground under stones or leaf-litter.
The pupa is pale reddish or brownish white and has a wax-like appearance. Horn stout and curved downward in final instar.
Colour of head, thorax, wing-cases and sides and venter of abdomen dull orange; dorsum of abdomen reddish-brown speckled with black. National Museums Daphhnis Ireland, Belfast. Most emerge late in the evening but do not take flight until just before dawn, to feed avidly from such flowers as Nicotiana, Petunia, Lonicera, Saponaria and Mirabilis.
Rarely survives European winters, but the main overwintering stage throughout its resident range. The pupa is free in the cocoon moving the abdominal segments vigorously when touched. Rarely found north of the Alps. Along the Mediterranean, there is no clear distinction between resident and migrant populations. Moths of the British Isles — Bernard Skinnner.
Light brown, sprinkled with brown dots, particularly on wings nrrii abdominal segments. This means that it is possible to find d. However, areas which are overgrown with this shrub tend to be avoided 5. European Butterflies and Moths – Daphnis nerii May, http: The pupa is usually inactive, and may be encased in a chrysalis, cocoon or other protective coating.
Will feed on Ligustrum ovalifolium in captivity. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Plains gartersnake Thamnophis radix.
Rests by day, either on a solid surface or suspended among foliage with which it blends; the head is tucked in, with the thorax and abdomen raised off the underlying substrate. Mainly the flowers and young leaves of the ornamental Nerium oleander and Tabernaemontana over most of its range including Bangkok, Thailand. Pairing is a short affair usually lasting, at most, four hours but, occasionally, a couple will remain in copula until morning.
They also have a pale streak on the tip of each forewing 2. Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic – Daphnis nerii: They also may feed on most plants of the dogbane family, such as Adenium obesumTabernaemontana divaricata and Alstonia scholaris in India.
Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic – Daphnis nerii
EAD is working to protect and conserve the environment as well as promoting sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during dwphnis summer, particularly Turkey. It lies directly on the earth, under moss or dry leaves.
It is known from the Japan, and Hawaii.
Oleander Hawkmoth, Daphnis nerii The Oleander Hawkmoth, Daphnis nerii, is a member of the Sphingidae family of moths and one of the most beautiful Hawkmoths in the world.
This species is featured in: Sightings and identification requests are very welcome and images may be added to the site with accreditation. The latter has also been recorded from Pakistan Muhammad Ather Daphnia, pers. Daphnis nerii is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa, Asia and certain Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society Rarely found at light, unlike D.
Most easily confused with Daphnis hypothous Cramer,a rare vagrant from India. The oleander hawk-moth has also colonised parts of Japan 5. A black line runs up the proboscis, over the head and thorax, before fading away on darker coloured abdominal segments.