(also hummingbird moth)
A migratory day-flying hawk moth that makes an audible hum while hovering in front of flowers to feed on nectar.
- Family Sphingidae.
- 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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Syllabification: hum·ming·bird hawk moth
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