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    Default Two colourful moths

    Hi, all, m posting again, this time 2 moths for ID.

    1. Now, i know that this is a member of the saturniidae family n i know it's a male, just forgot the name. It was found in the toilet at the ranger station in macritchie.

    2. Found this mature moth cat in my school n it hatched out to be an interesting one. After doing some research, i found a moth called daphnis nerii, of which i suspect it is. Cn someone confirm please?(It's blur coz i used my old cam.)
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    Both shots are OOF. kekeke

    Try covering your in-built flash with a piece of tissue paper to softern the flash light.
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    the 2nd pic looks like Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii).

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    Ya, look like that moth in the photo highlight here http://butterfly.nss.org.sg/home/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Mime View Post
    Both shots are OOF. kekeke

    Try covering your in-built flash with a piece of tissue paper to softern the flash light.
    Thx. I didn't know that tissue paper could be of any help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    the 2nd pic looks like Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii).
    Quote Originally Posted by Yong San View Post
    Ya, look like that moth in the photo highlight here http://butterfly.nss.org.sg/home/index.html
    Thx LC Goh n Yong San. I thought it was dapnis nerii bt bcoz of the different food plant(adenium obesum, apocynaceae) and more colourful than usual caterpillar, i thought it could be a closely related sp. Wah, this creature sure is greedy.
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    Here is the pic of the somewhat atypical cat. I thought the cats were green with blue spiracle openings?
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