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Sphinx moth

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.

Long before X-rays were X-rays and daguerreotypes were de rigueur, academia had drawings. Simple, line-dominated dissections of fauna and flora; art meant more for learning than decoration.

Long before X-rays were X-rays and daguerreotypes were de rigueur, academia had drawings. Simple, line-dominated dissections of fauna and flora; art meant more for learning than decoration.

oldbookillustrations: Sphinx Moths (family Sphingidae) - the first time I saw these in my front yard I thought they were humming birds

oldbookillustrations: Sphinx Moths (family Sphingidae) - the first time I saw these in my front yard I thought they were humming birds

Maria Sibylla Merian - Peacock Flower with Carolina Sphinx Moth - 1702-03 - via the Royal Collection Trust

Maria Sibylla Merian - Peacock Flower with Carolina Sphinx Moth - 1702-03 - via the Royal Collection Trust

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