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Kent Moth Group


Oleander Hawk-moth

Daphnis nerii

Family: Sphingidae

RES: 69.011 B&F: 1985

Verification Grade (Adult):

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!

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Oleander Hawk-moth (Daphnis nerii) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

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