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Oleander Hawk-moth
Daphnis nerii

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1985 / 69.011

Norfolk status
Rare migrant.

Three old records, Great Yarmouth - Southtown 1872 (this is technically VC25, Suffolk); Hemsby 1926; and Norwich 1938.

Single caterpillar found feeding on Oleander in a back garden in Dereham in 2023! Origin unknown, plant was purchased five years previously. (29/09/23)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1926.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
29/09/2023128TF91Dereham
1938127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
08/09/1926127TG41Hemsby
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Forewing: 48-51mm.
Flight: August-October.
Foodplant:   Oleander and Lesser Periwinkle
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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