The Nerium Oleander and The Polka-Dot Wasp Moth

Nerium oleander is an evergreen shrub or small tree, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though southwest Asia has been suggested. Oleander is one…