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 (female), Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, October 25, 2011 [37.15729, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, October 24, 2014 [37.15729x, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, October 24, 2014 [37.15729, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Düzgören Sokak, Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey, October 28, 2011 [41.08099, 29.03816]
(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), Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, September 1, 2010 [37.15729, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, August 29, 2014 [37.15729, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Thailandia, June 22, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (brown form), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (yellow form), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (ready to pupate), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (ready to pupate), Thailandia, June 24, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva (early stages):
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, October 24, 2014 [37.15729, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Haranià, below the dam, Serifos, Greece, August 22, 2010 [37.15729, 24.51982]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupae, Düzgören Sokak, Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2011. Male: left, female: right [41.08099, 29.03816]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Via del Sassone, Ciampino (Roma), Italy, November 15, 2016 [41.77894, 12.62352]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa (three days before hatching), Via del Sassone, Ciampino (Roma), Italy, November 24, 2016 [41.77894, 12.62352]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
D. nerii (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Ethniki Odos Prevezas Igoumenitsas (Parga), Greece, August 1995 [39.20951, 20.51732]
(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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