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Daphnis Hübner (Oleander hawkmoth)    The adults feed on nectar of a great variety of flowers. They have a preference for fragrant species like petunia, jasmine and honeysuckle. They are especially active in the twilight time, hovering over the flowers after sunset.

Daphnis Hübner (Oleander hawkmoth) The adults feed on nectar of a great variety of flowers. They have a preference for fragrant species like petunia, jasmine and honeysuckle. They are especially active in the twilight time, hovering over the flowers after sunset.

subject inspiration the Moth   the colors , texture, print , darkness.    inspiring FACT :The color on the wings of a butterfly is created by a layer of scales on the wing, similar to the scales on a fish. This is the "dust" that comes off as you touch the wing. On many butterflies the color is only an illusion. The color we perceive is created by refraction of the light as it reflects off the surface of the scale.

subject inspiration the Moth the colors , texture, print , darkness. inspiring FACT :The color on the wings of a butterfly is created by a layer of scales on the wing, similar to the scales on a fish. This is the "dust" that comes off as you touch the wing. On many butterflies the color is only an illusion. The color we perceive is created by refraction of the light as it reflects off the surface of the scale.

Gynoeryx meander, Batocnema coquerelii, Adhemarius palmeri, Madoryx bubastus, Xylophanes tyndarus.    Poujade,  from Histoire naturelle des insectes (Natural history of insects), atlas to volumes 5, 6, 7, by Jean-Baptiste Boisduval and Achille Guénée, Paris, 1836-1858.     (Source: archive.org)

Gynoeryx meander, Batocnema coquerelii, Adhemarius palmeri, Madoryx bubastus, Xylophanes tyndarus. Poujade, from Histoire naturelle des insectes (Natural history of insects), atlas to volumes 5, 6, 7, by Jean-Baptiste Boisduval and Achille Guénée, Paris, 1836-1858. (Source: archive.org)

Shaw's General Zoology - (Insects) - "SPHINX - ATROPOS MOTH " - Copper Engraving - 1805

Shaw's General Zoology - (Insects) - "SPHINX - ATROPOS MOTH " - Copper Engraving - 1805

Crowlings - rarely ever seen & protected by their murder of crows .... (via Crows & Ravens FB page)

Crowlings - rarely ever seen & protected by their murder of crows .... (via Crows & Ravens FB page)

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