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hummingbird hawk moth

Syllabification: hum·ming·bird hawk moth
(also hummingbird moth)

Definition of hummingbird hawk moth in English:

noun

A migratory day-flying hawk moth that makes an audible hum while hovering in front of flowers to feed on nectar.
  • Family Sphingidae
Example sentences
  • Like any nectar-gathering insect the hummingbird hawkmoth takes part in the pollination of flowers.
  • This timing could indicate that the hummingbird hawkmoth has been able to over-winter in this country.
  • In the summer there are numerous species including skipper butterflies and hummingbird hawkmoths.

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