• Hummingbird Hawk Moth

    18th September 2012Northern CorrespondentStephanie Donaldson

    hawk moth gathers nectar from lantana
    Whilst we’re on a nature theme here’s a photo taken on the Pelion Peninsular, Greece. At first I thought it was a hummingbird but it proved to be a moth. I’m not surprised it has earned the name the hummingbird hawk moth since it flies the same. Masters at side slipping it proved quite difficult to get a photo and even when I did it’s wings were going so fast (25 beats per second apparently) you could hardly see them.