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Possible Bee Hawk moth?

Observed: 26th May 2013 By: Greegor
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It looked a bit like an orange bumblebee but didn't buzz, and hovered in much the same way as a hummingbird hawk moth. Also had similar long proboscis. Seen just after midday hovering around rocks in front garden. First thought was it must be a Bee Hawk moth, but looking at pics on ukmoths site I'm not so sure now. Don't recall there being much if any black markings on body, just orange and translucent...
Is it possible to identify from this distant blurry photo?

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Thanks Chris, yes definitely

Thanks Chris, yes definitely one of those. Not seen one before!