Singpore Postcard: Oleander Hawk Moth

Spotted this quite large and very cool moth while walking Zissou (my dog). He or she is without a doubt the biggest moth I’ve ever seen.

A quick research dive into the habits of this species uncovered that they eat highly toxic oleander leaves as caterpillars, and prefer to feed on the nectar of fragrant flowers like jasmine and honeysuckle as adults.