hummingbird moth

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hummingbird moth

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(Animals) US another name for the hawk moth
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Noun1.hummingbird moth - any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feedhummingbird moth - any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
Manduca sexta - moth whose larvae are tobacco hornworms
Manduca quinquemaculata - moth whose larvae are tomato hornworms
Acherontia atropos, death's-head moth - European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
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The clue is right there - they are hummingbird hawk moths or Macroglossum stellatarum if you want to impress!
The diurnally active hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a nectar-feeder.