Oleander Hawk Moth - Sandra macieira

Name: Sandra macieira
Web: https://www.behance.net/smacieira
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Country: portugal

Title: Oleander Hawk Moth
Specie: Daphnis nerii-Oleander Hawk Moth
Description: Daphnis nerii is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa, Asia and Europe.
The caterpillars feed mainly on oleander (Nerium oleander) leaves. Newly hatched oleander hawk-moth larvae are three to four millimeters in length, bright yellow, and have a black, elongated "horn" on the rear of the body. As they get older, the larvae become green to brown with The adult has a greenish head, with rufous in front and a grey band on the vertex. The thorax is green, and the collar outlined in grey. There is a triangular grey patch on the vertex. Hindwings are fuscous with a pale curved submarginal line, beyond which the area is olivaceus. Ventral side is suffused with chestnut colour and a white submarginal line on both wings. A white speck is present at the end of the hindwing

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: color pencil
Size: 42×29,7 cm
Year: 2018