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Oriental Bee Hawk Moth

Cephanodes hylas


Body length estimated at about 4 cm. Behaved a lot like a miniature humming bird, flying from flower to flower to feed.


Garden shrubbery.


This specimen looked a little ragged, it had lots of bare spots on its body where the scales/fur had rubbed off. I'm not at all sure of the ID, perhaps it is a Hummingbird Hawk Moth that has lost the scales on its wings?

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MichaelS a year ago

Hi Otto von Staden, welcome to the Project Noah community!

Brian38 a year ago

Wow, this is wonderful! Welcome to Project Noah Otto. Great notes and observations! I haven't seen that many spottings from South Africa. I hope to see more!

Otto von Staden
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Otto von Staden

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 16, 2020
Submitted on Feb 25, 2020

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