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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

Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii) by Steve Covey: Rhodes, Greece. has a [nearly wing span; caterpillars feed on oleander leaves and are immune to their toxicity. Adult feed on the fragrant blossoms of jasmine, honey suckle and petunia.

Oleander Hawk moth

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. It is one of the most beautiful butterfly-like patterned moths on Earth.

Spanish Moth

Spanish Moth (Xanthopastis timais), family Noctuidae, native to the SE United State

beautiful moth

kellyvivanco: Lepidoptera — Graellsia isabellae — Spanish Moon Moth This moth is like living Art Nouveau.

Cuban Land Snail (Polymita picta) by muriel

CUBAN PAINTED SNAIL Polymita picta ©Adrián González Guillén Polymita picta, common name the “Cuban land snail” or the “painted snail”, is a species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family.

Male Daphnis nerii (Oleander hawkmoth) at rest, Malta. | ©Tony Pittaway

Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii, formerly Deilephila nerii - open wings) is a moth of the Sphingidae family.

The Oleander Hawk Moth is gorgeous

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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