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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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Hiya...saw one of these in the garden for the first time ever today...aren't they rare in Britain and especially this early?

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Technically, hummingbird hawkmoths are not native to Britain at all. I saw some in Germany a couple of years ago.

Then, slightly fewer years ago, I was in the garden and I realised that there was a hummingbird hawk moth drinking nectar out of the roses. I was gobsmacked. But they're becoming increasingly common in Blighty. It's most likely a by-product of 'global warming.'

EDIT: Rank up. Fwee.

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I must admit, I had never heard of these. I looked them up, and for all the others that have no idea what they look like, here's a picture.

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a beautiful pic airika !

a most unique moth -

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a beautiful pic airika !

a most unique moth -

i have seen them a lotin florida they fly very fast and are very beautiful to watch they come out mostly late evening.

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HYBRID!!!!!

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I have them, White lined sphinx hummingbird moths, I think?

I took this one a couple of weeks ago, here in the desert~

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