I clicked the picture of this insect near my plants. Can anyone help me in identifying this insect.enter image description here

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Knowing where you are in the world would be useful, but this is likely one of the Hawk Moths; the one it most closely resembles is the Oleander Hawk Moth, which is a rare visitor to the UK - images variously display it as looking more brown or more green, but always with pinkish tinges, which I can't really tell are there in your photograph https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/daphnis-nerii/

Its larvae, or caterpillars, do feed on Oleander, but whether you would have the larvae in your country of residence isn't possible to say, since you don't say where you are.

UPDATE - I don't know if you've changed the image or tinkered with the original one, but whatever has happened, it makes the ID of Oleander Hawk Moth definite.

  • The pattern of the Oleander Hawk-moth in your link most certainly matches with this picture here.
    – benn
    Dec 15, 2017 at 14:43
  • oooh... the image is now much clearer and now the pink is much more obvious... definitely Oleander Hawk moth...
    – Bamboo
    Dec 15, 2017 at 15:23
  • There was no change in the question - could it be that you did not have glasses the first time?
    – VividD
    Dec 15, 2017 at 17:07
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    @VividD well you may not think anything has changed with the image, but I know it has - its better lit so the pink marking shows up, its not because of glasses or not. I have to say, although I imagine you're trying to be amusing, I bet you could start an argument in an empty room!
    – Bamboo
    Dec 15, 2017 at 18:36
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    @KrishnaPS - In India, they breed, so if you've got any oleanders and they're nibbled, you know why!
    – Bamboo
    Dec 18, 2017 at 10:35

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