Hummingbird Hawk Moth
Taken at Barns Ness on 30th August 2018 using Nikon D200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Hummingbird Hawk Moth.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Macroglossum stellatarum.
Lepidoptera.
Sphingidae.
Host plant:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Description:


Habitat:
Flies/Found:

Feature:
Galium
Nectar.
4 - 4.5 cms.
Forewings are brown, with black wavy lines across them, and the hindwings are orange with a black edge. The abdomen is quite broad, with a fan-tail of stiff bristle at the end.
Gardens, parks, meadows, bushes, and woodland edge.
Any time of the year. It will emerge to feed in the winter if it's warm enough.