Saturday, February 20, 2016

Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)

Location - Kotte.
Wing expanse - 8 - 10 cm
Reference - The Lepidoptera of Ceylon - F. Moore, F.Z.S. Vol 2 Page 14-15.
External links  http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/51996-Daphnis-nerii
Larval host plants - "Feeds on Oleander (Nerium oleander ) and Cinchona" - Moore, F.Z.S., 1882-3, Desert rose (Adenium obesum) & වතු-සුද්ද/Sri Lanka Jasmine/Grape-Jasmine/Wathu-Sudhdha (Tabernaemontana divaricata) - (Sujeeva GunasenaPersonal communication )


1 comment:

  1. came across with 2 caterpillars of these moth last week..

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