Oleander Hawkmoth from Israel

Subject:  big bug on fennel plant
Geographic location of the bug:  jerusalem
Date: 07/18/2019
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

Oleander Hawkmoth

Dear Janet,
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.

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