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Oleander Hawk-moth
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Macroglossinae
1985 / 69.011
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  ex ova purchased

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 48-51mm.
Flight: August-October.
Foodplant:   Oleander and Lesser Periwinkle.
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
29/09/2023128TF91Dereham
1938127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
08/09/1926127TG41Hemsby
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