Definition of elephant hawkmoth in English:

elephant hawkmoth

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noun

  • A large pinkish hawkmoth with greenish-bronze markings. The foreparts of the caterpillar have eyespots and sometimes resemble an elephant’s trunk.
    • Genus Deilephila, family Sphingidae: several species, in particular the common D. elpenor
    More example sentences
    • This past March this column noted the first-ever evidence of an animal - the elephant hawkmoth - seeing color by night.
    • The elephant hawkmoth locates flowers in the dark of night and feeds on their nectar.
    • The large elephant hawk-moth is one of our more brightly coloured moths.

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