Main: (Sphingidae / Macroglossinae)
69.011 [B&F: 1985] Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in many parts of Great Britain and Ireland. Far from annual, the best year was 1953 when there were 13. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight an extremely scarce immigrant, not recorded since 1975. Wingspan 72-115 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Oleander, Lesser Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Distribution Map

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1834one-Adult
Sandown (SZ58)1834oneAnonAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1850one-Adult
Totland (SZ38)19-Aug-2018oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Niton (SZ57)9746oneAndersonAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Bournemouth (SZ09)01-Sep-1945oneFraser, FCAdult
Bournemouth (SZ09)01-Jul-1957one0Adult
Ripley (SZ19)01-Nov-2014oneFrancis, NAdult
Portchester (SU60)08/1885oneGatesLarval
VC12 North Hampshire
Whitehill (SU73)21-Aug-1953oneWright, DAdult
Martyr Worthy (SU53)18-Aug-1975oneFfennell, DWHAdult

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