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Cephonodes hylas melanogaster
A bee-like moth with clear wings.
Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.
For its size, this bug is an accomplished flyer, with a very rapid wing beat, though not fast enough to make a buzz sound. Hard to believe it is a moth when you see it fly. It is even capable of hovering in front of a bloom, to take nectar. At 30mm length (measured), a most impressive bug.
Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013
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