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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Oleander Hawk moth

(Daphnis nerii)

is a species of moth of the family Sphingidae (hawk/humming bird moths). they are endemic to parts of Africa and Asia, and Europe during the summer. True to their name they mostly feed on flowers of the oleander plant (Nerium oleander) as they are immune to it’s toxins. they are fairly sized as far as moths go, growing an wingspan of up too 100mm wide. also their camouflage looks like the camouflage that hunters use.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Sphingidae-Daphnis-nerii

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