Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

It has a long complicated Latin name!

(SPHINGIIDAE/MACROGLOSSIDAE/Macroglossum trochilus)

But really hard to capture on a photo – I took hundreds to get these few..and I had no time to mess about with settings or anything – I hardly had time to press the shutter button before they were off again.

 African Hummingbird Hawk

I didn’t notice they have a long proboscis until I transferred the photos off the camera.

 African Hummingbird Hawk

They were hovering amongst a patch of Zinnia’s
 African Hummingbird Hawk

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8 thoughts on “Hummingbird Hawk Moth

    • They are REALLY fast – with the naked eye, you cant see what they look like at all! I only got to see that cute little tail fluff when I put these onto the laptop

  1. Fantastic! You take awesome photos Frankie.
    We had something similar when we lived in Boise USA and in the evenings they use to “buss” you if you came near when they were feeding!

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