Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758) - Oleander Hawkmoth

Taxonomic Information

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).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Daphnis hypothous is similar to this species.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh11231131
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa1
Gujarat2111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka3211277
Kerala1111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra212353213
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1121
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan111
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh12
Uttarakhand3
West Bengal53
Total355154815972017

Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oleander HawkmothHolarrhena pubescens, Nerium oleander, Tabernaemontana divaricata, Rauvolfia verticillata (Apocynaceae), Jasminum sambac (Oleaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Iyer, G. & I.J. Kitching. 2019. A preliminary study of the hawkmoth diversity (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(5): 13592–13604.  Pg:13596; Image 11.   DOI.10.11609/jott.4694.11.5.13592-13604.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oleander Hawkmoth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/daphnis-nerii, accessed 2024/03/02.