hummingbird moth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hummingbird moth any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
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Usage

In literature:

There is such a moth in England, too, where no hummingbird is found.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
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In news:

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.
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