The Oleander Hawk-Moth is one of the most stunning and exotic looking moths, the Latin name comes from the primary food plant (Nerium Oleander), the Oleander Hawk-moth occurs throughout the Africa and migrates through Europe occasionally making it through to the United Kingdom.
In southern Europe it has established a continuous breeding cycle – often being found at each stage - Moth, Ova, Larva and Pupa in the same region simultaneously.
The caterpillars have exceptional camouflage they can be found feeding very close to humans but remain unseen except for the trained eye.
Great care should be taken as all parts of the Oleander plant are poisonous and very dangerous.
All photographs have been taken ether in Greece (Kos, Zante or Cyprus) or back in the UK from resulting breeding Stock.
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