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Humming-Bird Hawk-Moth

Macroglossum sitiene


Macroglossum sitiene Walker, 1856 - Macroglossinae, Sphingidae.

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rickyskelly7 4 years ago

That's amazing!! Never seen anything like that before.

NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Thank you Lisa :)

LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congrats! This spotting has been featured as a PN Fun Fact.

The sphinx moths are a popular group of moths and a special treat to find. We love this hummingbird hawk moth from Sri Lanka! Sphinx moths have a wide distribution and can be found throughout most of the world. Find out more about them in this blog we posted last year.

NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Thank you Noel, Luis and Bill..!

beaker98 4 years ago


LuisStevens 4 years ago

Great find Nuwan!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 4 years ago

Excellent spot, Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

Thanks Bhagya :-)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

awesome spotting

Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.30, Long: 80.24

Spotted on Jul 3, 2014
Submitted on Jul 20, 2014

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