oleander hawk moth
We have lived in cyprus for over ten years and have never come across anything as colourful as this moth, (thanx to your site we found out what it was). Not only did we have this one in our kitchen, a week or so later we had another in the house, my questions being how long do they live for, and why are they called oleander hawk moths ? many thanks
The caterpillers eat oleander leaves, hence the name. Adult moths probably live about six weeks.