Daphnis nerii (formerly Deilephila nerii), known as the Oleander Hawk-moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. Daphnis nerii is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa and Asia. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer. Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth) is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_nerii

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Daphnis nerii. Daphnis nerii is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa and Asia. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer. Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth) is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth.

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Daphnis nerii, a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa and Asia. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer. The Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Orleander Hawk-Moth) is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth

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The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) I've only seen this moth 3 times in my life. They really look like a hummingbird!

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Spooky but harmless, the Death's Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) played an important role in "The Silence of the Lambs". Photo by Merintia via Flickr.

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