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Daphnis nerii (formerly Deilephila nerii), known as the Oleander Hawk-moth Or Army Green Moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. get more only on freefacebookcover...

At one point in the book, Jem mentioned something about feeling like a caterpillar. Like Maycomb was a safe cocoon until something came upon it.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth. I saw one just like this at the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Antonio, Texas.

Hemaris tityus--Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth: A moth, not a bee

Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii) by Steve Covey: This female was bred in captivity - but from ova collected in the wild under license from Rhodes, Greece. She has a 90mm [nearly 4"] wing span!! The caterpillars feed on oleander leaves and are immune to their toxicity. Adult prefer to feed on the fragrant blossoms of jasmine, honey suckle and petunia. #Oleander_Hawk_Moth #Steve_Covey #Insects

Cool caterpillar from The Featured Creature: Here's an example of mind-blowing mimicry: this is the caterpillar of the Hawk Moth Eupanacra elegantulus which has decided to forgo the typical larval appearance of caterpillars for that of a more sinister snake-like form.