Hummingbird hawk moth
The hummingbird hawk moth
, Macroglossum stellatarum
, is a species of hawk moth
with a long proboscis, and is capable of hovering in place. These two features make it look like a hummingbird
when it feeds on flowers.
The hummingbird hawk moth is active during the daytime and has a wingspan of 40-60 millimeters.
They are common in Mediterranean countries, as well as central Asia and Japan.