Location: Oman, Middle East
February 20, 2012 2:13 am
Dear Mr Bugman
I am currently living in Muscat in Oman and this morning I found this moth lazing on the leg of a chair in my garden. I did some research and it led me to your site and I (think) it might be a Pandora Sphinx Moth….. Is this correct? Do they come to the Middle East (Oman)?
While your moth does superficially resemble a Pandora Sphinx, that North American species would not be found in the middle east. The Oleander Hawkmoth, however, can be found in your area and that is the correct identification for this beautiful moth.