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Hummingbirds in Dorset!

Observed: 3rd August 2009 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder is knowledgeable about Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Hummingbird Hawk-moth feeding on buddleia

Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) interacts

Comments

Rose's picture

Nice snap Bob

Cool photograph, of the impossible to photograph hummingbird Hawk-moth! I haven't seen any this year :-(

Rose

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Hummingbird hawkmoth

This hummingbird hawkmoth has an amazingly long proboscis, it looks as though it's tethered to the buddleia!

Graham Banwell

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The hummingbird hawk most

The hummingbird hawk most also has it's very own They Might Be Giants song :-) http://tmbw.net/wiki/Lyrics:Bee_Of_The_Bird_Of_The_Moth

Alison Rowan

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lyrics

Thanks for that link Alison, I had no idea ... !

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