Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Observation - Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth - UK and Ireland. Description: No photo, but I had one of these rare insects hover for a few seconds within 2ft (60 cm) of my face, so had a VERY good view of it! Had telephoto lens on camera, which needs minimal focal distance of 6ft so no chance of a shot.

No photo, but I had one of these rare insects hover for a few seconds within 2ft (60 cm) of my face, so had a VERY good view of it! Had telephoto lens on camera, which needs minimal focal distance of 6ft so no chance of a shot.