A moth resembling a hummingbird! Macroglossum stellatarum shows here its very long proboscis. It is also characterized by its hovering behaviour, an audible humming sound, and its colour vision.
Spotted in a local garden. Distribution: throughout the northern Old World from Portugal to Japan, but is resident only in warmer climates.
Shutter speed 1/8000.
Lat: 46.48, Long: 6.83
Spotted on Jun 23, 2012
Submitted on Jun 23, 2012
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