Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Back in August, I posted a photo of an Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii). I wasn't entirely happy with the angle of that shot, but the moth flew away before I had an opportunity to shoot it from a different perspective.
Earlier today I was going through some photos I had taken back in the days when I was still shooting film. I came across this one, which I had forgotten about. As soon as I saw it, I decided to scan the transparency and post it here. This one is a much better 'specimen shot' than the one I posted in August. It shows clearly the wonderful patterns of color on the moth's wings.
Note: Several moths ago, I also posted a photo of a Hawk Moth caterpillar.