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hummingbird moth

  • n  any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
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  • Ed Rood Nature Photo: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …
    Hummingbird moth uncoiling its proboscis to feed on the nectar of a day lily. Although it can be confused with a hummingbird, it is a sphinx moth. The hummingbird moth will dart from one flower to another much like a hummingbird. Unlike most moths, it is often active during daylight. Camera: Nikon D90, lens: Nikon 70-200mm VR f/2.8, exposed at f/4.5, 1/1250 sec., ISO: 400. Contact Ed Rood at ...
    July 5, 2013 - The Ames Tribune

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