These are all moths that I've found just lying around my building - most were alive, but even the dead one was so beautiful I had to take pictures. Sorry for the sad quality of my photos, I shot them with the camera on my phone. Perhaps later I will try sketching/painting these, and share that with you.
|Why was this Sphinx Moth waiting for me at the top of the stairs? It's a mystery.|
|Beautiful and pure ..|
|.. but, alas, dead, which is why I could turn her over for this shot.|
|She was on the landing when I came in from drying laundry on the terrace.|
|I nudged her off the stair so she wouldn't get stepped on by a less observant neighbour, and she flew off to a safer spot, displaying her pretty petticoats|
|A Fruit-Piercing Moth at my front door. Literally. No doubt trying to get at my strawberries.|
Moth #1 might be an Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii) or Sphinx Moth.
Moth #2 Asota egens? Or asota caricae, a type of Tiger Moth. Likes papaya.
Moth #3 no idea
Moth #4 Fruit Piercing Moth