Definition of hummingbird hawkmoth in English:

hummingbird hawkmoth

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