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Oleander Hawk-moth
Daphnis nerii

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1985 / 69.011

Davey, P., 2009: A strongly migratory species headquartered south of 40N and east of 10E that rarely reaches Britain, the larva feeding on greater periwinkle (Vinca major), lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor), oleander (Nerium oleander) and grape-vine (Vitis vinifera). In Dorset, this fabulously patterned and coloured moth is a very rare visitor indeed, and there is just one record since the large influx (nationally) of 1953. All Dorset records follow: Chickerell, female on 24 September 1900 (Mrs... Read More

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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 48-51mm
Flight: August - October.
Foodplant:   Oleander and Lesser Periwinkle
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
18/10/201419SZ07 Swanage
20/09/201119SY58 Abbotsbury
04/09/200519SZ07 Swanage

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