09 January 2013

Daphnis nerii – Oleander Hawk-moth

Domain: Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis, 1978eukaryotes, organisms whose cells contain complex structures enclosed within membranes.

Kingdom: Animalia Linnaeus, 1758animals, a major group of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. 

Phylum: Arthropoda Latreille, 1829arthropods, invertebrate animals having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages

Subphylum: Hexapoda Latreille, 1825hexapods, arthropods having a consolidated thorax with three pairs of legs.

Class: Insecta Linnaeus, 1758 insects, hexapods having a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.

Subclass: Pterygota Lang, 1888winged insects, includes insect orders that are secondarily wingless (that is, insect groups whose ancestors once had wings but that have lost them as a result of subsequent evolution).

Infraclass: Neoptera Wulp, 1890 – winged insects that can flex their wings over their abdomens.

Superorder: Endopterygota Sharp, 1898 – also known as Holometabola, are insects which go through distinctive larval, pupal, and adult stages. They undergo a radical metamorphosis, with the larval and adult stages differing considerably in their structure and behaviour. This is called holometabolism, or complete metamorphism.

Order: Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758moths and butterflies

Superfamily: Bombycoidea Latreille, 1802 – It contains the silk moths, emperor moths, sphinx moths and relatives. Their larvae exhibit horns.

Family: Sphingidae Latreille, 1802 – commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths and hornworms.

Subfamily: Macroglossinae Harris, 1839 – it is divided into three tribes: Dilophonotini, Macroglossini and Philampelini.

Tribe: Macroglossini Harris, 1839

Genus: Daphnis Hübner, 1819

Species: Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758)Oleander Hawk-moth

Synonyms: Sphinx nerii Linnaeus, 1758 - Deilephila nerii - Daphnis nerii nigra Schmidt, 1914 - Daphnis nerii infernelutea Saalmüller, 1884 - Daphnis nerii confluens Closs, 1912 - Daphnis nerii bipartita Gehlen, 1934

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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eukaryota
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthropod
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexapoda
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterygota
  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoptera
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endopterygota
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidoptera
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombycoidea
  11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphingidae
  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossinae_%28Lepidoptera%29
  13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossini
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_%28genus%29
  15. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_nerii

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