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Bedstraw hawk-moth - Hyles gallii Very fast flying moth that resembles a hummingbird. It&#039;s mostly drab olive and tan.<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden Bedstraw hawk-moth,Geotagged,Hyles gallii,Summer,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Bedstraw hawk-moth - Hyles gallii

Very fast flying moth that resembles a hummingbird. It's mostly drab olive and tan.

Habitat: Rural garden

    comments (8)

  1. Fantastic!! Have you heard the proposed reason for this adaptation (looking like hummingbirds)? It is really interesting! I read an article about it recently. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! No, I haven’t read about that! What was the reason? Posted 2 years ago
  2. Owwwww, nailed it! That's a glorious shot, you should be very proud. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 years ago
  3. fantastic hawk moth shot. it is a similar athletic discipline to getting a hummingbird on a zinnia! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Annette! It was so fast that I didn’t expect to get a shot! Posted 2 years ago
  4. Fantastic!!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 years ago

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''Hyles gallii'', the bedstraw hawk-moth or galium sphinx, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by S. A. von Rottemburg in 1775.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 14, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 10:30 in Main, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/790s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm