Lovely creature....Oleander Hawk Moth...Daphnus nerii
I saw this beautiful moth on the staircase day before yesterday….
update. Yes indeed, here is his post:
Id-entical moth, even if un-id moth! (See below for id)
Can someone tell me what moth this is? Otherwise I will call it the military camouflage moth!
The process of id-ing goes like this:
Karthik says: Sphinx moth family Sphingidae. So that’s that!
So I look at the Sphinx Moth pics and I think this is Eumorpha….the Pandorus Sphinx Moth.
Then Karthik says, no, that’s the Daphnus nerii, which I find, is the Oleander Hawk Moth.
Military camouflage moth was simpler!
Even more update on 011107:
The caterpillar that I had photographed on our Bannerghatta outing has, according to Geetanjali, turned into an Oleander Hawk Moth, so here’s the picture of the caterpillar as well:
It’s a lovely cat, isn’t it? Look at all the Morse Code on its sides!
is what the pupa looks like.