Definition of hummingbird hawkmoth in English:

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hummingbird hawkmoth


A migratory day-flying hawkmoth that makes an audible hum while hovering in front of flowers to feed on nectar.
  • Macroglossum stellatarum, 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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