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Moth 2: Hawk Moth

Hawk Moth
Hawk moth: Eupanacra elegantulus

Found this moderate size hawk moth clinging in my sack bag while I was crossing the river. It just stayed there no matter how I moved the bag. Maybe It’s tired and just wanted to hitch a ride, or maybe it just wanted to be photographed.

Hawk Moth
Lateral view of Eupanacra elegantulus

When I was leaving the water I checked him out and he’s already gone.


 Location: Buda/ Habitat: Forest/ Family: Sphingidea/ Subfamily: Macroglossinae/ Species: Eupanacra elegantulus

ID by: Leana Lahom-Cristobal

Moth: Oleander Hawk Moth

Daphnis nerri
Oleander hawk moth (Daphnis nerii)

Meet my garden’s newest guest. I was fascinated by this  large and beautiful creature. I found it one afternoon in the yard. I was so happy that i was able to invite new lepidopteran species in my area. It inspires me to plant more varieties of plants to attract more moths, butterflies, bees, and birds.. So glad!

Daphnis nerri
Daphnis nerii


Location: Toril/ Habitat: Garden/ Family: Sphingidae/ Species: Daphnis nerii