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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

I don't normally like moths, but this one is a little unusual.

We first encountered these in Javea, where they were hovering, drinking nectar from the bourganvilla flowers. They can even fly backwards, hence their name.

Although moths, they are often active in daylight. This one was bit lazy though, allowing John to pick it up...

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