Cephonodes hylas hylas
The Pelucid Hawk Moth gathers nectar from flowers all day long, unlike its closest relatives which are mostly active at night. They are often mistaken for bees and their hovering wings make a similar buzzing sound. They are known by their Japanese name "Õsukashiba" in Japan.
This species in Japan is found all throughout the country south of Hokkaido. It can also be spotted in many large cities.
Taken at the Shirakami Sanchi Natural World Heritage Site in Aomori prefecture, Japan.
Lat: 40.52, Long: 140.15
Spotted on Aug 1, 2009
Submitted on May 26, 2012
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