Sphingidae Macroglossinae Macroglossini Macroglossina Theretra alecto Macroglossum stellatarum
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Oleander Hawk-moth
Sphinx du laurier-rose

Genus: Daphnis Hübner, [1819]   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809
   Histriosphinx Varis, 1976
   Regia Tutt, 1903
  Synonims (species):
   bipartita Gehlen, 1934
   infernelutea Saalmuller, 1884

Adult:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey, October 28, 2011
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Thailandia, July 12, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Thailandia, July 12, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Psili Ammos, Serifos, Greece, September 1, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (brown form), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (yellow form), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (ready to pupate), Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Loutsa (Parga), Greece, August 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Mainly Nerium oleander; also Vinca, Acokanthera, Gardenia, Carissa, Rauwolfia, Taberna, Mangifera, Adenium multiflorum

To know more about:
A.R. Pittaway - Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic - Daphnis nerii page

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