Oleander Hawkmoth

Kona BUG!!!
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
February 16, 2011 7:26 pm
This was one of the most BEAUTIFUL bugs I have ever seen. It was HUGE to boot.
What is it??
Signature: Mesha

Oleander Hawkmoth

Hi Mesha,
This beautiful moth is an Oleander Hawkmoth.  It has become naturalized in Hawaii due to the cultivation of the larval food plant, Oleander.

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