Oleander Hawk Moth

Oleander Hawk Moth
This moth was photographed in Oklahoma in August 2008.  From what I have read on your site, this is primarily a Mediterranean moth, except it has been found in Hawaii.  Is it unusual to be found in the center of the United States?
DANIEL B. BAUMANN, P.E.

Hi DANIEL,
While an Oleander Hawkmoth would be quite unusual in Oklahoma, your own Pandorus Sphinx, Eumorpha pandorus, is not so strange. You can read up on them on Bill Oehlke’s wonderful website.

7 thoughts on “Oleander Hawk Moth”

  1. I just saw one of those last night rite here in queens, new york. It was absolutely beautiful. i took photos. I’ve never seen anything like it. its kind of off course isn’t it?

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  2. I am in Fayetteville, NC. I have a moth here at my office that i believe to be the same as this. It showed up this am…and has stayed in the same place all day.

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