Daphnis nerii - Oleander hawk

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Daphnis nerii

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Yangambi, DR Congo

Species details:

Notes:
Distribution: Widespread in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeVinca (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeMangifera indica (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeAdenium multiflorum (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa macrocarpa (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCatharanthus roseus (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeNerium oleander (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeRauvolfia caffra (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeTabernaemontana divaricata (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeThevetia peruviana (Larval foodplant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeVoacanga thouarsii (Larval foodplant)
IcacinaceaeApodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata (Larval foodplant)
RubiaceaeGardenia jasminoides (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Pinhey, E.C.G. (1975), Hawk Moths of Central and Southern Africa, Thomas Meikle Series No. 2, Longmans Southern Africa, Cape Town, p. 63.
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Daphnis nerii .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402360, retrieved 28 April 2017

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