Hummingbird Hawkmoth – Macroglossum stellatarum

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - Macroglossum stellatarum

Hummingbird Hawkmoth – Macroglossum stellatarum

We regularly see these chaps whilst out on our hikes. Darting from flower to flower it’s easy to see how they get their common name. With their long proboscis dipping in and out of different flowers whilst it’s body hovers just like the humming bird. This moth even has an audible hum to it.

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