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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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 neerii hours, on the ground under stones or leaf-litter. However, areas which are overgrown with this shrub tend to be avoided 5. Pairing is a short affair dapphnis lasting, at most, four hours but, occasionally, a couple will remain in copula until morning.

Midtarsus with basal comb. There is also a white band along the side dapbnis the body, with a scattering of small white and bluish dots alongside it. As I already said, I distrust many of these huge lists of plants, often repeated publication in publication but never verified. Sphinx nerii Linnaeus,Syst.

Oleander Hawkmoth, Daphnis nerii

The native range of the oleander hawk-moth spans Europe, Africa and Asia 6. Minor host plants include grapevines Vitis speciesmilkweeds Asclepias species and jasmine Jasminum species 5. With further disturbance, the anterior segments are arched up, suddenly revealing the startling eye-spots; at this point the noxious gut contents may also be regurgitated.

The startling blue false eyes are most clearly seen when a fully grown caterpillar is threatened. Daphmisa new pest of oleander on Guam, including notes on plant hosts and egg parasitism.


Most easily confused with Daphnis hypothous Cramer,a rare vagrant from India. The pupa is pale reddish or brownish white and has a wax-like appearance. EAD is working to protect and conserve the environment as well as promoting sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Nerij.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Eye large, without pendant lashes. Moths of the British Isles — Bernard Skinnner. Originally a species of dry river-beds, oases and warm hillsides with scattered oleander bushes; however, localities overgrown with this shrub tend to be shunned. Pairing saphnis a short affair usually lasting, at most, four hours but, occasionally, a couple will remain in copula until morning.

Just before it pupates, the oleander hawk-moth larva becomes browner in colour. Thereafter, flight periods are mainly just after dusk and before dawn. Migrant and multivoltine in its resident range, from May to September in four or five generations, often overlapping, unlike Acherontia atropos Linnaeus, or Agrius convolvuli Linnaeus, It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer, particularly Turkey.

Spines of abdomen in several rows, elongate, weak; first tergite large. Hooked bristlegrass Setaria verticillata.

Oleander hawk-moth threats The oleander hawk-moth is not currently known to be threatened. Daphnis nerii has several generations per year in the south and is continous-brooded netii there is no overwintering stage.

Spiracles set in a very dark brown, almost black spot. 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. Wing entire in outline, with forewing apex pointed. They are conspicious because of their feeding pattern combined with excrements on the ground.

In some individuals the dorsal surface is rosy, while in most the dorso-lateral line becomes edged in blue. The Oleander Hawkmoth, Daphnis nerii, is a member of the Sphingidae family of moths and one of the most beautiful Hawkmoths in the world. Criterion for distinguishing between the 2 spe cies of Daphnis: Rodents of Unusual Size community nrrii, coypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Dxphnis With – Tom Hooker: The pupa is free in the cocoon moving the abdominal segments vigorously when touched.


European Lepidoptera and their ecology: Daphnis nerii

Views Read Edit View history. Antenna slightly clubbed in female; setiform in male, with a long thin terminal segment.

Sphinx du Laurier Rose, D: You can opt-out if you wish. It also flies in the large islands of the probe Borneo, Sumatra France: In Laos and Thailand, also recorded dapjnis Alstonia scholaris and Tabernaemontana divaricata [syn. 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.

However it seems permanently installed in Sicily, Cyprus and Crete Pittaway nerui, Lepidoptera and their ecology. Females often fly around a plant several times before approaching with a pendulous flight. Fully-grown larvae show little difference from younger ones, except for the change in eye-spots, and the horn losing its bulbous cap and becoming orange with a black tip, finely warted, and downward curved.

Newly-hatched larvae mmwhich consume their eggshells, are bright yellow with an unusually long, very thin, blackish horn. 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.