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.

Collesalvetti, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, 20 September 2019

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