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.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
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Larval

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1834oneNot knownAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1834oneAnonAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1850oneNot knownAdult
Niton (SZ57)06/09/1926oneAndersonAdult
Totland (SZ38)19-Aug-2018oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Portchester (SU60)08/1885oneGatesLarval
Bournemouth (SZ09)01-Sep-1945oneFraser, FCAdult
Bournemouth (SZ09)01-Jul-1957oneWyatt, JAdult
Ripley (SZ19)01-Nov-2014oneFrancis, NAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Whitehill (SU73)21-Aug-1953oneWright, DAdult
Martyr Worthy (SU53)18-Aug-1975oneFfennell, DWHAdult

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