Hummingbird Hawk-moth In-flight
The Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a day-flying moth with a wingspan of about 50-58mm. It is a very swift flyer (5m/s) and it hovers in the best tradition of Hummingbirds. Its wings beat at 80 beats per second and they produce a characteristic and audible hum. One of the special features of this moth is also its use of the long proboscis for sucking nectar.
I like challenges and so I tried to capture this speedster in flight. Below are two of my keepers.
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