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 Oleander hawk moth (Daphnis nerii), TanzaniaSphinx moth
Containing group: Bombycoidea


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Scientific Name Hemaris diffinis
Location Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Snowberry
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2008 Jason Forbes
Oleander hawk moth (Daphnis nerii), Tanzania
Scientific Name Daphnis nerii
Location Karatu, Tanzania
Comments Newly emerged.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By David Bygott
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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Copyright © 2005
Sphinx moth
Scientific Name Sphinx chersis
Location Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County (Arizona, USA)
Comments Sphinx moth
Creator Photograph by T. W. Davies
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection CalPhotos
Copyright © 1999 California Academy of Sciences
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