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African hummingbird moth

Macroglossum trochilius

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African hummingbird moth
Macroglossum trochilius


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13 Comments

injica
injica 8 years ago

Beautiful :) another mission suggestion: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7740...

Great shot... Beautiful

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Lovely snap.

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

awesome shot !

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Amazing action pic :-)

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 8 years ago

Thanks for the comments guys. I was beyond lucky to catch him in flight.

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID Johan

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

nice picture!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

Hi Mari, Brilliant shot! They are really difficult to photograph.

Macroglossum stelleratum is a European species (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossu...) as the distribution map shows in the article. I'm of the opinion that this is in fact the African hummingbird moth (Macroglossum trochilus)

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/110...

Amazing!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Brilliant photo Mari

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

STUNNING!!!

Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2013

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