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Daphnis nerii (formerly Deilephila nerii), known as the Oleander Hawk-moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. Daphnis nerii is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa and Asia. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer. Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth) is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_nerii

Daphnis nerii (formerly Deilephila nerii), known as the Oleander Hawk-moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. Daphnis nerii is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa and Asia. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer. Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth) is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_nerii

Un aqua moth! J'ai trouvé ce papillon à la fin de l'excursion! c'est vraiment très rare de trouver cette espèce! j'espère que ça me portera chance!

Un aqua moth! J'ai trouvé ce papillon à la fin de l'excursion! c'est vraiment très rare de trouver cette espèce! j'espère que ça me portera chance!

To celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia — one of the world’s oldest and largest natural history museums — has gathered some of the gems of its collections in a new book, “A Glorious Enterprise.”  To wander through the book’s pages is to experience some of the wonders of the natural world close up.

To celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia — one of the world’s oldest and largest natural history museums — has gathered some of the gems of its collections in a new book, “A Glorious Enterprise.” To wander through the book’s pages is to experience some of the wonders of the natural world close up.

i just adore the stain-glass effect the moth's wings create

i just adore the stain-glass effect the moth's wings create

Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)  by Steve Covey: This female was bred in captivity - but from ova collected in the wild under license from Rhodes, Greece. She has a 90mm [nearly 4"] wing span!! The caterpillars feed on oleander leaves and are immune to their toxicity. Adult prefer to feed on the fragrant blossoms of jasmine, honey suckle and petunia. #Oleander_Hawk_Moth #Steve_Covey #Insects

Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii) by Steve Covey: This female was bred in captivity - but from ova collected in the wild under license from Rhodes, Greece. She has a 90mm [nearly 4"] wing span!! The caterpillars feed on oleander leaves and are immune to their toxicity. Adult prefer to feed on the fragrant blossoms of jasmine, honey suckle and petunia. #Oleander_Hawk_Moth #Steve_Covey #Insects

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✿❁✽Delightful✾✽❃

✿❁✽Delightful✾✽❃

Atlas Moths, the largest moth species in the world. Butterfly keeper Heather Prince holds one these beautiful newly emerged Atlas Moths at Chester Zoo.

Atlas Moths, the largest moth species in the world. Butterfly keeper Heather Prince holds one these beautiful newly emerged Atlas Moths at Chester Zoo.

Oleander Hawk moth

Oleander Hawk moth

The Lappet, Gastropacha quercifolia, is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. Found in Europe, and Northern and Eastern Asia, the wingspan is 50–90 mm

The Lappet, Gastropacha quercifolia, is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. Found in Europe, and Northern and Eastern Asia, the wingspan is 50–90 mm

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