Hummingbird Hawk-moth


The Hummingbird Hawk-moth has powerful, streamlined wings.
The forewings are grey-brown, the hindwings are orange-yellow.
There are black and white spots on the broad tip of the abdomen.

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth has a long tongue that is about two to three centimeters long and is as long as its body.
The butterfly is able to hover in the air near a flower while sucking nectar.
Because the butterfly is reminiscent of a hummingbird, the species has been given the name Hummingbird Hawk-moth.

Its habitat extends from North Africa, Europe and via China to Japan.
The Hummingbird Hawk-moth is one of the most famous migratory butterflies.
In summer, large numbers of Hummingbird Hawk-moths fly from North Africa to northern and western Europe and from Southeast Asia to the more northern parts of Asia.

In the gardens of the Rozhen Monastery in Melnik, Bulgaria, 28 July 2017

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