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Hummingbird hawk-moth

Macroglossum stellatarum


A familiar day-flying moth, often seen visiting garden flowers (this one is feeding on plumbago), using long proboscis to extract nectar. Forewings dark brown and hindwings mainly orange but with dark base and margins.


Favours all sorts of open grassy habitats and gardens.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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