Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), Trenčín, Slovakia
The Hummingbird Hawk-moth is a large sphingid moth found in warm climates in Europe, North Africa, and Asia. It is a strong flier, dispersing widely in the summer but it rarely survives the winter in northern latitudes. It is named for its long proboscis (straw like mouth) and its hovering behavior, which, accompanied by an audible humming noise, give it remarkable resemblance to a hummingbird as it visits flowers to feed on nectar…
(read more: EOL)   (Photo: František ŠARŽÍK)

Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), Trenčín, Slovakia

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth is a large sphingid moth found in warm climates in Europe, North Africa, and Asia. It is a strong flier, dispersing widely in the summer but it rarely survives the winter in northern latitudes. It is named for its long proboscis (straw like mouth) and its hovering behavior, which, accompanied by an audible humming noise, give it remarkable resemblance to a hummingbird as it visits flowers to feed on nectar…

(read more: EOL)   (Photo: František ŠARŽÍK)

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