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Weird Animal Monday: Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

This little moth may lay up to 200 eggs, each on a separate plant.

If you haven’t seen this type of moth is probably because you don’t live anywhere between Portugal and Japan. Although it resembles a common humming bird, it is not related to it of course. It has a long proboscis and it hovers just like a humming bird, accompanied by the humming noise coming from its wings. These moths have evolved this way to fly during the day, specially in bright sunshine, but also at dusk, dawn, and even in the rain. These moths, like humming birds, feed on the nectar of flowers.

I don’t tend to like insects, but I’ve always found moths fascinating.

Source: Wikipedia