Moth: African Hummingbird moth

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Johan van Rensburg
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Moth: African Hummingbird moth

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African Hummingbird moth... The name says it all! Macroglossum trochilus are unique moths that looks like they are fur-covered. They look like tiny hummingbirds as they flit from tubular flower to flower.

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bert
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Re: Moth: African Hummingbird moth

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Great pics
I have its european relative in my garden during the summer :thumbs_up:
A amazing moth
goes through 2 generations in europe
The 1 st flies home during autumn
(home being Spain :shock: )
Then comes back as second generation to lay eggs and die in The Netherlands again
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Re: African hummingbird hawkmoth

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I don't have any info on hand, but can have a look in my moth book later to give some more. but here are a few images anyway

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African Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Bornmansdrift, Clocolan, March 2013 by roelofvdb, on Flickr

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African Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Bornmansdrift, Clocolan, March 2013 by roelofvdb, on Flickr

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African Hummingbird Hawk Moth, Bornmansdrift, Clocolan, March 2013 by roelofvdb, on Flickr
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