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Hummingbird Hawk-moth I love these moths because they remind me of my favourite kind of birds! France,Geotagged,Hummingbird Hawk-moth,Macroglossum stellatarum,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Hummingbird Hawk-moth

I love these moths because they remind me of my favourite kind of birds!

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  1. Cool shot, Daniel, still hoping to see my first one! Posted 7 years ago

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The hummingbird hawk-moth is a species of hawk moth found across temperate regions of Eurasia. The species is named for its similarity to hummingbirds, as they feed on the nectar of tube-shaped flowers using their long proboscis while hovering in the air; this resemblance is an example of convergent evolution.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Daniel Strutt
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By Daniel Strutt

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Uploaded Aug 9, 2015. Captured Aug 7, 2015 05:58 in 2 Impasse de l'Olivier, 13520 Maussane-les-Alpilles, France.
  • DMC-FZ72
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 149.86mm