Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 693924

Oleander Hawk-moth
Daphnis nerii

Observation date: December 13, 2011
Submitted by: MoonBugs
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found between two loosely stacked buckets. A little water and automatic transmission fluid inside bottom bucket. Located outside my house in central Oahu. Moves rapidly from side to side when touched. About 3.5 - 4 inches long when not in c shaped position. Would like to have children watch metamorphosis etc. What should I provide it as far as environment and diet. Currently in a 1' x 1' x 2' screened enclosure.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 15, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Hawaii