Oleander Hawk Moth

Oleander Hawk Moth (?) on Maui
Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 2:44 PM
I’ve tentatively identified this moth (see attached image) as an Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii). Does that seem correct? Pertinent info: Photo shot on a palm tree trunk near Pukalani, Maui (Hawai’i); altitude > 3,000 feet. Wingspan is about 10 cm. Any info you can provide is appreciated. Mahalo nui loa!
PS. GREAT website!!!
Malama aina!
Maui Mike
Pukalani, Maui, Hawai’i

Oleander Hawk Moth
Oleander Hawk Moth

Hi Maui Mike,
Your identification of an Oleander Hawk Moth is absolutely correct.  We haven’t posted a photo of this species in a very long time and we are happy to add your image to our archives.

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3 thoughts on “Oleander Hawk Moth”

  1. Hi my name is Carrie
    I live in Alton Is
    Yes the Mid West)
    I have one in a jar?
    Rare ?
    Please advise
    As we r having a cold summer
    Is this normal that they r here?


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