What in the world is this???
Hello – I am currently deployed to Basra, Iraq and I found this “moth” on the back of our truck yesterday. We noticed it in the morning and didn’t mess with it. When we came back to our vehicle several hours later in the day (after driving and making several stops), it was STILL there. We checked to see if it was alive and it moved. We just took some pictures of it and left it alone. Can you tell me what this is???? THANKS!
RAJA N. PANCHAL, TSGT, USAF
This is an Oleander Hawkmoth, a sphinx moth found in many parts of the world including the Mediterranean, Hawaii, and the Middle East. The larval food plant is the oleander.