There is such a moth in England, too, where no hummingbird is found.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Hummingbird moth enjoying our white oriental lilies.
Hummingbird moth Click to enlarge.
SPINX MOTHS are big, almost as big as a hummingbird.
Most pollinators are animals we see every day – hummingbirds, bats, flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths and bees.
These two belong to a group known as the sphinx moths and they mimic hummingbirds in shape, size and behavior.
The hummingbird moths are about an inch to an inch and a quarter long and their swept-back wings are about two inches long.
Kerstin is experienced with local hummingbirds , so a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth, which has a lot of yellow and behaves somewhat like a hummingbird , probably wouldn't have fooled her.
Hummingbird clearwing, also known as hummingbird sphinx moth.