Oleander Hawk-moth

Daphnis nerii


Species Codes

B&F 1985 RES 69.011

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Species Account

A vey rare migrant to Kent and the South East, this may well be most people's most sought-after moth... Highly distinctive and unmistakable, the Oleander Hawk-moth is most likely to be found in the Autumn, any time after late August, but it tends to turn up further west, with Dorset putting in a good smattering of the records. Coastal trapping at the right time of the year, with the right air flow and winds will give the best chance of finding this mythical beast!

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

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