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The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of hawk moth with a long proboscis, and regularly hovers, making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers, a result of convergent evolution. It flies during the day, especially in bright sunshine, but also at dusk, dawn, and even in the rain, which is unusual for even diurnal hawkmoths. Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colours.

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  • Copyright: Philip Peynerdjiev (testmaniac) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 46 N: 1428] (13508)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-23
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Exposição: f/4.5, 1/800 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-30 22:27
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