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Kupu-kupu malam

Kupu-kupu malam
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Copyright: Alain Kumala (namasamaran) (14)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-01
Categories: Insects
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-03 1:08
Viewed: 14592
Points: 2
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It was an evening around 9.30pm. When I was looking for fresh air and enjoyed my garden, I was surprised with this unique and beautiful butterfly.
I call it "kupu-kupu malam" ("night butterfly" in Bahasa Indonesia the term can be used also for prostitute)

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To meyerd: Thanks for the info...namasamaran 1 03-03 20:08
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Hi Alain,
you have a very nice Oleander hawk moth (Daphnis nerii here!. Well done, this picture with a flash.

The moth is widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics even in the Americas. Since it is a migrating species you may even encounter them (very rarely) in Western Europe). What an incredible beauty. And an efficient flying machine too. I saw my last one in the Galąpagos Islands, 1'000 km from the continent.

My best regards

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