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Hummingbird hawk-moth

Macroglossum stellatarum


Hummingbird hawk-moths are diurnal moths that use their elongated proboscis to feed on flower nectar. They both look and behave very similar to hummingbirds and are a brilliant example of convergent evolution.

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Reeno Gargoyle
Reeno Gargoyle 6 years ago

I saw this animal, but I did not know what it is called :-)

Mimeure, Bourgogne, Tromelin Island

Lat: 47.05, Long: 4.38

Spotted on Aug 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 29, 2011

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