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Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oleander Hawkmoth

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Daphnis hypothous

List of Daphnis Hubner [1819] known from India.
Daphnis hypothous (Cramer, 1780), Jharkhand (Singh and Navneet, 2016), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Assam, Nepal (Amritpal et al., 2015).
Daphnis layardii Moore, 1882, India (Hampson, 1892).
Daphnis minima Butler, 1977, Karnataka (Kitching, 2020).
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758), Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab (Amritpal et al., 2015).
Daphnis placida (Walker, 1856), Andaman and Nicobar islands (Chandra and Rajan, 2004).

Pittaway, A.R. & I.J. Kitching. Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic (including Siberia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and Japan.). Daphnis nerii website accessed July 2015

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Sondhi, S. 2022. Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oleander Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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