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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From the Danish music group AquaSonic that performs music underwater (without breathing apparatuses - members must resurface frequently to breathe) to the beautiful "hummingbird moth" (an insect that flies, moves and sounds just like a hummingbird) to the astonishing Chand Baori stepwell in Rajasthan, India (built more than 1,000 years ago to collect precious water during monsoons) and much more, Ripley's Believe It or Not!
The couple would love to know if anyone else has seen the hummingbird moth.
Suddenly, the hummingbird moth makes a special appearance, with loud whirring wings and a long spiraling proboscis!
If you want a picture of a hummingbird moth, that is what you can expect from a query for hummingbird moth.
"I just happened to see the hummingbird moth out of my patio window one day," he said.
but the Song Thrush (far right) is now a 'red' species.The Hummingbird Moth (left) can now be found between June to September Pictures, RSPB
'And I can predict that the noisy hummingbird moth will have lots of people phoning the zoo saying 'Help, I've got a hummingbird in my garden'.'