Subject: big bug on fennel plant
Geographic location of the bug: jerusalem
Time: 04:19 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi, This morning I found this large bug? attached to my fennel plant.
It looks like a huge butterfly but has a large underbelly (in the 3rd photo)
How you want your letter signed: Janet Baumgold-Land
This is an Oleander Hawkmoth, and it is resting on the fennel plant. The food plant for the caterpillar is oleander, and the adult moths take nectar from a variety of flowers.
Thank you so much.